Glomus tumours of the coccygeal body associated with coccydynia. A preliminary report

J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1981;63-B(3):424-6.


Two cases of coccydynia are presented. Their definitive treatment was excision of the coccyx and the pericoccygeal tissues. The histology in both cases revealed a glomus tumour of the coccygeal body and the symptoms were completely relieved after operation. Glomus tumours of the coccygeal body may be the cause of some cases of coccydynia.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Coccyx
  • Female
  • Glomus Tumor / complications
  • Glomus Tumor / pathology*
  • Glomus Tumor / surgery
  • Humans
  • Pain / etiology
  • Sacrococcygeal Region*
  • Spinal Neoplasms / complications
  • Spinal Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Spinal Neoplasms / surgery