Zinner syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi


Infertility with painful ejaculation.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

Absence of left kidney with compensatory hypertrophy of the normally located right kidney.

Seminal vesicle cysts with a left dilated cystic tubular structure extending up from the left seminal vesicle into the left lower abdomen, ending abruptly at the level of the aortic bifurcation, indicating most likely an atretic ureter.with an ectopic orifice into the left seminal vesicle. No specification of the atretic ureter on delayed excretory phase.

Case Discussion

Zinner syndrome is a triad of Wolffian duct anomalies, comprising ipsilateral ejaculatory duct obstruction, seminal vesicle cysts, and unilateral renal agenesis.


Additional contributor: A. Ramdani, MD

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Case information

rID: 67063
Published: 10th Apr 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Aurès Medical Imaging Center - Batna Algeria

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