AJP Rep 2014; 04(02): e81-e82
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1383853
Case Report
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Infantile Perineal Protrusion in Two Monochorionic Twins

Paola Cavicchioli
1  Department of Pediatrics, Ospedale Dell'Angelo, Mestre, Venice, Italy
Enrico Valerio
2  Department of Woman and Child Health, Medical School, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
Mario Cutrone
1  Department of Pediatrics, Ospedale Dell'Angelo, Mestre, Venice, Italy
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Publication History

21 April 2014

27 May 2014

Publication Date:
11 August 2014 (online)


Case Report Two female monochorionic-monoamniotic twins showed the same kind of infantile perineal protrusion (IPP) at birth. Lesions in both twins progressively healed until resolution in 6 weeks' time; none of the twins have manifested, till date, alvus disturbances.

Discussion and Literature Review A literature review numbers approximately 100 reports of IPP. This condition has been classically classified into three categories: congenital/familiar (i.e., female sex, positive parental history of IPP), acquired (mainly due to constipation), and associated with lichen sclerosus et atrophicus.

Conclusions and Final Remarks This case report describes, for the first time, the presence of IPP in monochorionic-monoamniotic twins, supporting the existence of hereditary/genetic factors in the developing of this condition.