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Scrotoschisis: an extremely rare congenital anomaly
  1. Nicole McLaughlin,
  2. Elizabeth O’Connor,
  3. Milan Gopal
  1. Department of Paediatric Surgery, Great North Children’s Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
  1. Correspondence to Nicole McLaughlin, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Great North Children's Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP, UK; nicole.mclaughlin1{at}

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Scrotoschisis is a congenital defect of the scrotal wall, leading to evisceration of the testis. It typically affects healthy term infants. Less than 20 cases have been published in the literature.1

A term male weighing 3.87 kg was noted at birth to have a defect in the right hemi-scrotum. He was born via normal vaginal delivery with no requirement for obstetric instrumentation. Antenatal scans were …

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  • Contributors All authors were involved in the management of this patient. NML reviewed the literature and wrote the first draft of the manuscript. EOC and MG critically revised the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.