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Scrotal ulcerations in a newborn secondary to unnoticed prenatal intestinal perforation
  1. Maria de los Angeles Muñoz-Miguelsanz,
  2. Anna Moreno-Montero,
  3. Georgina Sanchis-Blanco,
  4. Claudia Marhuenda-Irastorza
  1. Paediatric Surgery, Hospital Universitari Son Espases, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Maria de los Angeles Muñoz-Miguelsanz, Department of Paediatric Surgery, University Hospital Son Espases, Palma de Mallorca 07120, Spain; bora.munoz{at}

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Meconium periorchitis (MP) is a very rare condition that occurs infrequently1 with an estimated incidence of 1:35 000 live births2 caused by fetal meconium peritonitis with subsequent spillage into the scrotal sac due to the persistence of the processus vaginalis. The condition can be suspected during fetal life by ultrasonography, but it is usually diagnosed clinically during the first year of life, as an incidental …

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