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Coccygeal glomus

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

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.

Clinical significance

It may appear similar to a glomus tumor.[1]


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