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Coccygeal pad: a disease prevalent only in Japan?
  1. Y Yamaguchi,
  2. H Iwata,
  3. H Shimizu
  1. Department of Dermatology, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hiroaki Iwata, Department of Dermatology, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, N15 W7, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-8638, Japan; hiroaki.iwata{at}med.hokudai.ac.jp

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A 5-year-old Japanese girl presented with a 3-year history of a brownish, rough-surfaced, elastic nodule along the spine (figure 1). She was healthy and without any history of trauma such as prolonged bicycle riding or hard-chair sitting. MRI and physical examination revealed no musculoskeletal or neurological abnormalities such as sharply angulated joints. We considered human tail, coccygeal pad, meningioma and spina bifida. Of …

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