Prenatal diagnosis of a paraurethral cyst

Clark T. Johnson, Sarah E. Millard, Ming Hsien Wang, Robert M Ehsanipoor

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Paraurethral cysts arising from Skene's gland are a rare cause of urogenital masses in the neonate. We report the case of a pelvic mass noted at the vaginal introitus on prenatal ultrasound that following delivery was found to be a paraurethral cyst. On prenatal ultrasound, there was no evidence of involvement of the urinary, gastrointestinal, or upper genital tract. Serial ultrasounds demonstrated slight enlargement of the cyst without other changes. The patient delivered at 33 weeks and postnatal evaluation demonstrated a paraurethral cyst. The cyst was managed expectantly and drained spontaneously on the second day of life with complete resolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e91-e93
JournalJournal of pediatric urology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2013


  • Paraurethral cyst
  • Pelvic cyst
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Skene's gland
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Urology


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