Low sacral fracture

Case contributed by Dr Fakhry Mahmoud Ebouda

Presentation

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Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male
CT

Fractures of the most caudal part of the sacrum through S5 extending in the sacrococcygeal joint. Associated considerable presacral and precoccygeal haematoma. The posterior aspect of L1 vertebral body shows retropulsed fracture.

Case Discussion

Fractures of the coccyx are considered a secondary cause of coccydynia. This very close fracture, extending in the sacrococcygeal joint is not hard to imagine to be a possible cause of coccydynia as well.

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Case information

rID: 31067
Case created: 18th Sep 2014
Last edited: 2nd Jul 2016
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