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Ginecol Obstet Mex. 2009 Mar;77(3):160-4.

[Suburethral cyst. A case report].

[Article in Spanish]

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Instituto Nacional de Perinatología Isidro Espinosa de los Reyes.


Suburethral cysts are rare, are formed from remnants of embryonic or blockage of the paraurethral glands, whose location in more than 85% of cases are found in the proximal two thirds and posterior and lateral to the urethra. The diagnosis is clinical and radiological studies are needed to demonstrate the absence of communication with the urethra. Once the diagnosis of suburethral cyst, surgery is the treatment of choice. Before its resection, the presence of a urethral diverticulum. Urethral injury is the most common surgical risk, as noted during surgery must be repaired immediately. So far it has not been reported urethra-vaginal fistula as a complication after repair. The present patient had a cyst in the distal third of Suburethral 4 x 2 cm, a 6-month follow-up remained asymptomatic, with no postoperative complication. The pathology reported wall 3 x 2.2 cm with a thickness of 0.3 cm, greyish, irregular, soft consistency. Microscopically identified transitional epithelium and foci of squamous metaplasia and focal chronic inflammation. According to the histopathological report, the transitional epithelium indicates the cyst Skene.

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