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utricular cyst

Thursday 22 October 2009

The so-called müllerian duct cyst appeared to originate from the prostatic utricle, and so should be termed a utricular cyst or cystic utricle.

Conversely the so-called enlarged prostatic utricle should be termed a vagina masculinus or male vagina.

The term "median müllerian duct remnant", which would include these 2 abnormalities, may usefully be replaced by the term "utricular anomalies".

References

- Histopathological study of the müllerian duct remnant: clarification of disease categories and terminology. Kato H, Komiyama I, Maejima T, Nishizawa O. J Urol. 2002 Jan;167(1):133-6. PMID: 11743291