Perineal groove: Case report

Isabella S. Leano, Roger K. Khouri, Craig A. Peters

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We report the case of a newborn female with a perineal groove and review the limited literature. This is a rare congenital midline malformation of the perineal raphe with no data driven management strategies available. Our patient was managed conservatively with topical Vaseline application. At 52 days of life, her perineal groove was about 50% resolved, and at 9 months of age, it was barely perceptible. She maintained normal urinary function without evidence of infection or discomfort. We recommend this strategy for initial management of perineal grooves that have not had any symptoms or complications attributable to the condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number101952
JournalUrology Case Reports
StatePublished - Jan 2022


  • Genital development
  • Pediatric
  • Perineum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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