coccygectomy


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coccygectomy

 [kok″sĭ-jek´to-me]
excision of the coccyx.
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coc·cy·gec·to·my

(kok'sē-jek'tō-mē),
Removal of the coccyx.
[coccyx + G. ektomē, excision]
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coccygectomy

(kŏk′sə-jĕk′tə-mē)
n.
Surgical removal of the coccyx.
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coc·cy·gec·to·my

(kok'si-jek'tŏ-mē)
Removal of the coccyx.
[coccyx + G. ektomē, excision]
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Patients' age, gender, smoking, alcohol consumption, diabetes mellitus, blood glucose level, concentration of albumin, neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy, pathological stage, laparoscopic technique, CRM, bowel perforation, coccygectomy, and pelvic floor reconstruction technique did not influence the rate of perineal procedure-related complications [Table 1].{Table 1}
However, several studies have demonstrated that chronic perineal pain is significantly related to coccygectomy.[15],[27],[28],[29] Furthermore, chronic perineal pain was one of the most common complications following ELAPE.
Controversy has surrounded the issue of whether or not concomitant coccygectomy should be done along with the resection of these tumors [6, 7, 9,14-16].
It has been shown that, with early detection and surgical excision, these tumors can be treated with excision and coccygectomy only [17].
--Stage I: Complete resection at any site; coccygectomy for sacrococcygeal site; negative tumor margins; tumor markers positive or negative
It is well recognized that incomplete surgical resection of neonatal teratomas is associated with recurrences of a pure yolk sac tumor, as seen in cases of sacrococcygeal teratoma for which coccygectomy was not performed.
However, patients in the LELAPE group suffered more chronic perineal pain (P = 0.002), which may be related to the coccygectomy (P = 0.033).
The pelvic component of tumor was excised while the rectum and bladder were carefully protected, and a coccygectomy was performed and specimen was sent for histopathology.