Coccygeal glomus

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Coccygeal glomus
Section of an irregular nodule of the glomus coccygeum. X 85. The section shows the fibrous covering of the nodule, the bloodvessels within it, and the epithelial cells of which it is constituted.
Latin glomus coccygeum
Gray's subject #277 1281
Artery median sacral artery
Dorlands/Elsevier g_07/12394809

The coccygeal glomus (coccygeal gland or body; Luschka’s gland) is placed in front of, or immediately below, the tip of the coccyx.

It is about 2.5 mm. in diameter and is irregularly oval in shape; several smaller nodules are found around or near the main mass.

It consists of irregular masses of round or polyhedral cells, the cells of each mass being grouped around a dilated sinusoidal capillary vessel.

Each cell contains a large round or oval nucleus, the protoplasm surrounding which is clear, and is not stained by chromic salts.

See also

External links

  • Santos L, Chow C, Kennerson A (2002). "Glomus coccygeum may mimic glomus tumour". Pathology. 34 (4): 339–43. PMID 12190292.

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