PERINEAL GROOVE

By Gary M. White, MD


This congenital lesion is usually isolated and is most common in females.

Clinical

A well demarcated, erythematous ulcer, anterior to the anus is seen.

Treatment

The perineal groove may spontaneously remit by one-two years of age. If it does not, cosmetic surgery may be considered at that time. Complications are rare and include constipation, urinary tract infection and skin infection.

References

Anales de Pediatra Marzo 2011

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