Perineal Groove: A Rare Congenital Anomaly

Authors

  • Manuel Barbosa USF Caravela. Unidade Local de Saúde de Matosinhos. Matosinhos. Portugal.
  • Nuno Alves USF Caravela. Unidade Local de Saúde de Matosinhos. Matosinhos. Portugal.
  • Natacha Fontes Serviço de Neonatologia. Hospital de Pedro Hispano. Unidade Local de Saúde de Matosinhos. Matosinhos. Portugal.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20344/amp.7645

Keywords:

Infant, Newborn, Perineum/abnormalities.

Abstract

Perineal groove is a rare congenital anorectal malformation, with incidence yet undetermined. It is almost exclusive to the female newborn and its embryogenic origin remains uncertain. We present a case-report of a newborn girl that was discharged from the nursery without complications. At her first appointment at primary care we noted a wet sulcus connecting the posterior vaginal commissure and the anus. This case report emphasizes the rarity of the perineal groove and the importance of a good quality history and physical examination at primary care.

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Published

2016-10-31

How to Cite

1.
Barbosa M, Alves N, Fontes N. Perineal Groove: A Rare Congenital Anomaly. Acta Med Port [Internet]. 2016 Oct. 31 [cited 2022 Dec. 10];29(10):670-2. Available from: https://www.actamedicaportuguesa.com/revista/index.php/amp/article/view/7645

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Section

Case Report