[The human tail. Report of a case of coccygeal retroposition in childhood]

Minerva Pediatr. 1995 Nov;47(11):489-91.
[Article in Italian]


The authors explain a little patient's case of coccydynia by back-position of the coccyx; the patient underwent an operation of partial resection with favourable clinical outcome. According to classification, the treated case corresponds to vestigial tail.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Child, Preschool
  • Coccyx / abnormalities*
  • Coccyx / diagnostic imaging
  • Coccyx / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Radiography
  • Tail*