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Congenital perineal groove
  1. Marek Wojciechowski1,
  2. Karen Van Mechelen1,
  3. David Van Laere2
  1. 1Department of Paediatrics, University of Antwerp, Antwerp University Hospital, Edegem, Belgium
  2. 2Department 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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