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J Pediatr Surg. 1997 Jun;32(6):864-6.

Scrotoschisis associated with contralateral meconium periorchitis.

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Division of Pediatric General Surgery, Hôpital Sainte-Justine, Montreal, Quebec.


Scrotoschisis, a congenital defect of the scrotal wall associated with extracorporeal testicular ectopy, has been previously reported only twice. Meconium periorchitis is another rare scrotal anomaly indicative of an antenatally healed gastrointestinal perforation. The authors present a third case of scrotoschisis and the first associated with meconium periorchitis. Several hours after birth of an otherwise-normal term baby boy, a scrotal exploration was performed with orchidopexy and primary closure of the scrotal wall defect. At 4 months of age the baby underwent a contralateral inguino-scrotal exploration with excision of a paratesticular mass of calcified meconium. The role of a normally developed scrotum in testicular descent and causes of calcified scrotal masses in infants are discussed.

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