Paraurethral cyst

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Paraurethral cyst is a benign ditzel of gynecologic pathology.

Skene gland cyst‎, Skene duct cyst and periurethral cyst[1] direct to this article.


  • Rare.
  • Benign.


  • Presentation: mass lesion, dyspareunia or dysuria.
  • Multipareous.



  • Cystic space with epithelial lining - diagnosis based on epithelial lining.


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Submitted as "Skene Gland Cyst", Excision:
- Benign cyst lined by columnar, transitional and squamous epithelium 
  with chronic inflammation and siderophages.
- Benign overlying squamous mucosa with reactive changes.
- NEGATIVE for malignancy.

See also


  1. Itani, M.; Kielar, A.; Menias, CO.; Dighe, MK.; Surabhi, V.; Prasad, SR.; O'Malley, R.; Gangadhar, K. et al. (Feb 2016). "MRI of female urethra and periurethral pathologies.". Int Urogynecol J 27 (2): 195-204. doi:10.1007/s00192-015-2790-x. PMID 26209954.
  2. Isen, K.; Utku, V.; Atilgan, I.; Kutun, Y. (Aug 2008). "Experience with the diagnosis and management of paraurethral cysts in adult women.". Can J Urol 15 (4): 4169-73. PMID 18706145.
  3. Satani, H.; Yoshimura, N.; Hayashi, N.; Arima, K.; Yanagawa, M.; Kawamura, J. (Mar 2000). "[A case of female paraurethral cyst diagnosed as epithelial inclusion cyst].". Hinyokika Kiyo 46 (3): 205-7. PMID 10806582.
  4. Das, SP. (Jul 1981). "Paraurethral cysts in women.". J Urol 126 (1): 41-3. PMID 7195943.
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