Perineal groove

J Pediatr Surg. 2006 Mar;41(3):e41-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2005.12.068.


We present a case of this uncommon congenital anomaly of the perineum. A 6-month-old baby had a perineal groove excised for cosmetic reasons. The histology showed a strip of squamous epithelium with an intervening area lined by rectal type of mucosa, suggesting an embryological remnant such as urorectal septum.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Epithelium / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Intestinal Mucosa / abnormalities
  • Intestinal Mucosa / pathology
  • Perineum / abnormalities*
  • Perineum / pathology*
  • Perineum / surgery