coccygeal vertebra


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coccygeal vertebra

One of the rudimentary vertebrae of the coccyx.
See also: vertebra
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We used a two-fold subdivision of sacralization (1) Complete bilateral sacralization of fifth lumbar vertebra (figure-2); (2) Complete bilateral sacralization of first coccygeal vertebra (sacrum with five pairs of sacral foramina (figure-3).
Prevalence of sacrum with five pairs of sacral foramina is 7.9% and 8.9% due to sacralization of 5th lumbar vertebra and sacralization of 1st coccygeal vertebra, respectively.
So, probably mutation of HOX GENE leads to sacralization of coccygeal vertebra [4].
In case of sacralization of coccygeal vertebra, it will be difficult to identify the sacral cornua [5].