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coccyx

(kŏk`sĭks): see spinal columnspinal column,
bony column forming the main structural support of the skeleton of humans and other vertebrates, also known as the vertebral column or backbone. It consists of segments known as vertebrae linked by intervertebral disks and held together by ligaments.
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coccyx

[′käk‚siks]
(anatomy)
The fused vestige of caudal vertebrae forming the last bone of the vertebral column in humans and certain other primates.

coccyx

a small triangular bone at the end of the spinal column in man and some apes, representing a vestigial tail
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Sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT) is an unusual tumour located at the base of the tailbone (coccyx) of a newborn.
When TTP was used as an intervention for correctly identified highrisk patients, no new HAPI occurred on the coccyx, sacrum, heel, or ischium for any patients.
The retrorectal (presacral) region is bordered anteriorly by the rectum, posteriorly by the sacrum and coccyx, superiorly by the peritoneal reflection, inferiorly by the vena cava levator ani and coccygeal muscles, and laterally by the iliac vascular structures and ureter.
A 37-year-old female from Spain presented to our center in August of 2017 with complaints of chronic intractable pain in the coccyx. The patient suffered from this pain since 2009 when she sustained a coccyx fracture in a work-related slip and fall injury while working as an airline stewardess in Europe.
Since the prevertebral space extends from the base of the skull down to the coccyx and is contiguous with the psoas muscle sheath, it can be complicated with psoas abscess in a patient who has a prevertebral space infection.
"A six-day newborn girl suffering from coccyx birth defect has recently undergone successful surgery and is now doing well," he said.
Thus, understanding the morphological variations of sacrum and coccyx is imperative.
Georgie, 41, started the mighty task at midnight on Monday - despite fracturing her coccyx last month - and then rollerskated for 16 hours.
DIRTY Sanchez star Matt Pritchard has broken his coccyx just weeks before he was due to attempt a world record challenge.
Initial CT scan of the pelvis (Figure 2) revealed a large hypodense heterogeneous solid lesion with enhanced peripheral portions after contrast administration, affecting both of sacrum and coccyx causing osseous destruction and suggesting a malignant process.
The second time, it was my coccyx that absorbed the impact.