Infantile perianal pyramidal protrusion (IPPP) is characterized by a protrusion located most often anterior to the anus. Three types of IPPPs are recognized: (a) constitutional, (b) acquired (mainly due to constipation), and (c) IPPPs due to lichen sclerosus et atrophicus. The aim of this study was to make a brief review on IPPPs from articles retrieved from PubMed, and to present our experience in this field. We conclude that awareness of pediatric surgeons and pediatricians of the condition is essential for the correct diagnosis of IPPP, and could help to avoid erroneous investigation of other lesions in this area.
Dr. N. Zavras
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GR–15341 Athens (Greece)
Published online: September 20, 2012
Number of Print Pages : 5
Number of Figures : 2, Number of Tables : 1,
Case Reports in Dermatology
Vol. 4, No. 3, Year 2012 (Cover Date: September - December)
Journal Editor: Jemec G.B.E. (Roskilde)
ISSN: 1662-6567 (Print), eISSN: 1662-6567 (Online)
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