Glomus tumor of the coccyx. A curable cause of coccygodynia

Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1991 Jan;115(1):78-80.


A 30-year-old woman presented with recurrent severe coccygodynia. She underwent exploration for a possible pilonidal sinus and was found to have a precoccygeal glomus tumor that also involved bony trabeculae of the coccyx. To our knowledge, a glomus tumor involving the coccygeal bone has not been previously documented. In view of the relief of this patient's pain following the surgical excision of coccyx and tumor, a causal role is suggested.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bone Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Bone Neoplasms / ultrastructure
  • Coccyx / pathology*
  • Female
  • Glomus Tumor / pathology*
  • Glomus Tumor / ultrastructure
  • Humans
  • Microscopy, Electron