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Congenital perineal groove
  1. Marek Wojciechowski1,
  2. Karen Van Mechelen1,
  3. David Van Laere2
  1. 1 Department of Paediatrics, University of Antwerp, Antwerp University Hospital, Edegem, Belgium
  2. 2 Department of Neonatology, University of Antwerp, Antwerp University Hospital, Edegem, Belgium
  1. Correspondence to Dr Marek Wojciechowski, Department of Paediatrics, University of Antwerp, Antwerp University Hospital, Edegem 2650, Belgium; marek.wojciechowski{at}uza.be

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A girl was born term by repeat caesarean section after an uneventful pregnancy. A small incision-like perineal defect was noticed at discharge examination. During the follow-up visit at 27 days of life, the lesion remained open (figure 1). The clinical characteristics led us to diagnose a congenital perineal groove. This is a rare congenital midline anomaly of the perineal raphe. The …

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  • Contributors MW has written the first and final version of the article. KVM and DVL have read the text critically, made corrections and approved the final version. The three authors were in charge of the patient.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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