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Case Reports
January 1948

INJURY OF THE PENIS, SCROTUM AND BUTTOCKS OF THE NEWBORN RESULTING IN GANGRENE

Author Affiliations

Fellow in Pediatrics, Mayo Foundation; ROCHESTER, MINN.
From the Division of Surgery (Dr. Ferris) and the Section on Pediatrics (Dr. Logan), the Mayo Clinic.

Am J Dis Child. 1948;75(1):85-87. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1948.02030020092010
Abstract

GANGRENE of the penis, scrotum and buttocks in the newborn is an unusual result of injury at birth. A review of the available literature has revealed but 1 such occurrence.1 The infant sustained other injuries and did not live. Gangrene of the penis, scrotum and buttocks has been reported infrequently in older infants and children. So far as we could ascertain,2 25 cases have appeared in the literature up to this time. Gangrene in each instance followed injury, infection or impairment of circulation.

REPORT OF CASE  A newborn infant, white, was admitted to the pediatric service of the hospital on March 4, 1946, when he was 24 hours old. He had been delivered in the home. The mother's first pregnancy had resulted in the delivery of small twins sixteen months previously. One of these twins died during the neonatal period, of an unknown cause. The mother had labor

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