Physical findings, when identified, lend powerful support to the validation and prosecution in child sexual abuse cases. Because of the frequent delay between the alleged molestation, disclosure, and examination, there is a need for a systematic method of identifying and interpreting the residual of anal and genital trauma after the acute signs have disappeared. The case findings of seven children who experienced acute genital and anal trauma and were observed until their injuries healed are reported.
- Received April 29, 1988.
- Accepted July 26, 1988.
- Copyright © 1989 by the American Academy of Pediatrics