OJPed  Vol.3 No.3 , September 2013
Congenital median raphe cysts: Coexistence of cystic lesions and canal-like lesions
Abstract: Median raphe cyst of the perineum is a rare congenital anomaly and was first reported in 1895. We report a 9-year-old male with median raphe cysts in the perineum which had become swollen and then spontaneously ruptured several times since he was 3 years old. There were two separate lesions; one was a cystic lesion and the other was a canal-like lesion. They were completely excised and the inner layer of the cysts was composed of transitional epithelium.
Cite this paper: Takahashi, M. , Watanabe, T. , Sato, K. , Ohno, M. , Yamada, K. , Takezoe, T. , Fuchimoto, Y. , Ohkita, H. , Matsuoka, K. and Kanamori, Y. (2013) Congenital median raphe cysts: Coexistence of cystic lesions and canal-like lesions. Open Journal of Pediatrics, 3, 274-275. doi: 10.4236/ojped.2013.33048.

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