coccygectomy


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coccygectomy

[käk·sə′jek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical excision of the coccyx.
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Although the rate of perineal wound infections has been reduced with the aid of flaps,[6] several studies have reported that ELAPE may increase postoperative perineal morbidity such as chronic perineal pain, perineal wound infection, urinary retention, perineal herniation, and sexual dysfunction.[2],[3],[4],[7],[8],[9] In particular, chronic pain may be related to the coccygectomy, damage to the pudendal nerve, the wider excision of the levator ani muscles, and/or the suturing of the biological mesh close to the pelvic wall.[4],[9]
Reynolds, "Coccygectomy for severe refractory sacrococcygeal joint pain," Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques, vol.
Complete excision of the SCT including coccygectomy is advised to avoid recurrence.
Coccygectomy in this patient was in keeping with the general principle of reducing the risk of recurrence since we had assumed it was a sacrococcygeal teratoma.
Controversy surrounds the necessity of coccygectomy during resection of presacral masses [3,12-14].
Single-stage sacral coccygectomy and repair using human acellular dermal matrix (Alloderm) with bilateral gluteus maximus flaps for hernia prophylaxis.