Role of Perineal Ultrasound in Differentiating Paraurethral Cysts in the Newborn

Document Type: Case Report

Authors

1 Radiology Resident, Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

2 Assistant Professor of Radiology, Dr. Sheikh and Akbar Hospitals, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

3 Radiology resident, Radiology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

4 Associate professor of Radiology, Surgical Oncology Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

Abstract

Role of Perineal Ultrasound in Differentiating Paraurethral Cysts
Paraurethral cyst or Skene’s gland cyst is a rare congenital abnormality and also a rare cause of paraurethral cysts resulting from skene’s gland which have been reported in few papers till now. The skene’s duct cyst can cause urinary retension, anuria or it can appear as an inter-labial mass in neonates. Our patient was a one day old female neonate presented with anuria and an inter-labial mass was found in physical examination. The patient was reffered by a pediatric surgeon to our department for sonographic evaluation. We did an ultrasound examination and made a tentive diagnosis of paraurethral cyst based on gray scale appearance and ultrasonographic criteria of the cystic lesion for her. The patient underwent surgery. Biopsy was obtained and a sample was sent for pathologic evaluation to a pediatric pathologist. The result confirmed our diagnosis as a Skene’s duct cyst.

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