Scrotal pearl is not always a sign of anorectal malformation: median raphe cyst.

SOYER T., Karabulut A. A., Boybeyi Ö., Gunal Y. D.

The Turkish journal of pediatrics, vol.55, no.6, pp.665-6, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Name: The Turkish journal of pediatrics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.665-6
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Pearls of meconium can be seen on the raphe of the scrotum and are considered as a sign of anorectal malformation (ARM). Scrotal pearls without ARM are rare in children and designated as median raphe cyst of the scrotum (MRC). A six-month-old boy with scrotal pearls without ARM is presented to discuss the clinical features and treatment modalities of MRC in infants.