Perineal Groove: Report of Three Cases
Granillo Fernández S*, Garone A, Torres Molina L, Luty G, Bello C, Ripoli M, Rolotti M, Goitia J, Gomez Peral C and Rositto ADepartment of Dermatology, Hospital Sor Maria Ludovica, La Plata, Argentina
Journal of Dermatitis
Perineal groove was first reported in 1968 by Stephens as a congenital anomaly of the lower perineum. Its incidence seems to be underestimated. Twenty-three cases have been published among which only one male case has been reported .
It has been described as a congenital reddish wet sulcus extending from the fourchette to the anterior anus. It is generally asymptomatic and self-limiting.
Perineal groove is an unknown congenital anomaly of the lower perineum. It has been described as a congenital reddish wet sulcus extending from the fourchette to the anterior anus. The three cases hereby presented were first misdiagnosed.
The aim of this presentation is to make pediatricians and paediatric dermatologists aware of this condition in order to avoid unnecessary interventions.
Perineal groove; Rare; Self-limiting