Ejaculatory duct cyst

Ejaculatory duct cysts are rare type of prostatic cyst.

Pathology

They occur due to obstruction of the ejaculatory ducts which in turn can either be congenital or secondary (e.g. inflammation).

They are usually intraprostatic when small but may extend cephalad when large.

Radiographic features

MRI

Typically seen as round or oval lesions. They tend to be in a medial or paramedial position in the prostatic gland above the level of the verumontanum, extending into the prostatic base.

Signal characteristics include 2:

  • T1: low or high signal intensity
  • T2: high signal intensity

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Article information

rID: 33773
System: Urogenital
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Ejaculatory duct cysts

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