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Could scrotoschisis mimic an iatrogenic injury? A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19211136     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Scrotoschisis is a rare congenital defect of the scrotal sac associated with extrusion of one or both testicles. Only 9 cases have been reported in the literature. The exact mechanism causing this rare congenital defect is unknown. We describe a case of unilateral scrotoschisis in a 35-week preterm infant delivered by cesarean section. The defect was repaired under local anesthesia within a few hours after birth, with good healing noted on follow-up. Scrotoschisis in an infant after delivery by cesarean section has been reported only once before. Although a laceration of scrotum during cesarean section was considered, it seemed unlikely.
Muralidhar H Premkumar; John S Colen; David R Roth; Caraciolo J Fernandes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-02-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Urology     Volume:  73     ISSN:  1527-9995     ISO Abbreviation:  Urology     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-06     Completed Date:  2009-05-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0366151     Medline TA:  Urology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  795-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Section of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Congenital Abnormalities / diagnosis
Diagnosis, Differential
Iatrogenic Disease
Infant, Newborn
Scrotum / abnormalities*
Testis / abnormalities*
Wounds and Injuries / diagnosis

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