Anal and perianal abnormalities in prepubertal victims of sexual abuse.

@article{Muram1989AnalAP,
  title={Anal and perianal abnormalities in prepubertal victims of sexual abuse.},
  author={David Muram},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1989},
  volume={161 2},
  pages={278-81}
}
  • David Muram
  • Published 1989 in American journal of obstetrics and gynecology
We describe anal and perianal findings in 310 prepubertal children who were determined to be victims of sexual abuse; 206 (66%) had perinea that appeared normal. Abnormal findings were present in 104 children (34%): anal gapping in 61 children; skin tags in 44; rectal tears in 33; sphincter tears in 15; human papillomavirus lesions in 4; perineal scarring in 2; and bite marks in 1. Normal-appearing perianal and anal regions were noted in 150 of 175 children (85%) who denied anal assault, and in… CONTINUE READING