Ugeskr Læger 2015;177:V08140436
Severe constipation caused by an abnormally angled coccyx
Constipation is a common disease among patients in all age groups, and the pathology can vary. This case report describes a 26-year-old female with severe constipation for six years. She was referred to a centre for spine surgery with a coccyx compressing her rectum causing constipation. The symptoms developed six years previously after a trauma, progressed during pregnancy and after giving birth. X-ray showed a 90-degree anterior angulated coccyx compressing the rectum. She was treated with resection of the coccyx and symptoms disappeared after surgery.