Prostatic utricle cyst and undescended testis

Case contributed by Dr Dalia Ibrahim

Presentation

Cryptorchidism.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

Undescended intra-abdominal left testicle located at the left iliac region anterior to the external iliac vessels, which appear small in size. Empty left scrotal sac.

Prostatic utricle cyst seen at the midline

 

Annotated image

Undescended intra-abdominal left testicle located at the left iliac region anterior to the external iliac vessels, which appear small in size (yellow arrows).

Prostatic utricle cyst seen at the midline (blue arrows)

 

Case Discussion

Cryptorchidism refers to an absence of a testis (or testes) in the scrotal sac. It may refer to an undescended testis, ectopic testis, or an atrophic or absent testis. Correct localization of the testes is essential because surgical management varies on location.

Prostatic utricle cyst (or utricular cyst) (PUC) is an area of focal dilatation that occurs within the prostatic utricle.

Association of prostatic utricle cysts with a variety of genitourinary abnormalities is recognized and include:

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Case information

rID: 87047
Published: 19th Feb 2021
Last edited: 19th Feb 2021
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included