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Skene Gland Cyst
Marc S. Tubay, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Diagnostic Checklist

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Synonyms

            • Distal paraurethral gland cyst
          • Definitions

            • Cystic dilation of Skene glands secondary to ductal obstruction/stricturing

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • CT Findings

              • MR Findings

                • Ultrasonographic Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                          • Microscopic Features

                            • Etiology

                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                              • Presentation

                                • Demographics

                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                    • Treatment

                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                      • Consider

                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                          • Reporting Tips

                                            Selected References

                                            1. Hosseinzadeh K et al: Imaging of the female perineum in adults. Radiographics. 32(4):E129-68, 2012
                                            2. Walker DK et al: Overlooked diseases of the vagina: a directed anatomic-pathologic approach for imaging assessment. Radiographics. 31(6):1583-98, 2011
                                            3. Busto Martín L et al: Cyst of the skene's gland: report of four cases and bibliographic review. Arch Esp Urol. 63(3):238-42, 2010
                                            4. Chaudhari VV et al: MR imaging and US of female urethral and periurethral disease. Radiographics. 30(7):1857-74, 2010
                                            5. Chong Y et al: Adenofibroma of skene's duct: a case report. Patholog Res Int. 2010:318973, 2010
                                            6. Fletcher SG et al: Differential diagnosis of chronic pelvic pain in women: the urologist's approach. Nat Rev Urol. 6(10):557-62, 2009
                                            7. Prasad SR et al: Cross-sectional imaging of the female urethra: technique and results. Radiographics. 25(3):749-61, 2005
                                            8. Pongtippan A et al: Skene's gland adenocarcinoma resembling prostatic adenocarcinoma. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 23(1):71-4, 2004
                                            9. Eilber KS et al: Benign cystic lesions of the vagina: a literature review. J Urol. 170(3):717-22, 2003
                                            10. Ceylan H et al: Paraurethral cyst: is conservative management always appropriate? Eur J Pediatr Surg. 12(3):212-4, 2002
                                            11. Dodson MK et al: Skene's gland adenocarcinoma with increased serum level of prostate-specific antigen. Gynecol Oncol. 55(2):304-7, 1994
                                            12. Lee NH et al: Skene's duct cysts in female newborns. J Pediatr Surg. 27(1):15-7, 1992
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                                            References
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                                            KEY FACTS

                                            • Terminology

                                              • Imaging

                                                • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                  • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                    TERMINOLOGY

                                                    • Synonyms

                                                      • Distal paraurethral gland cyst
                                                    • Definitions

                                                      • Cystic dilation of Skene glands secondary to ductal obstruction/stricturing

                                                    IMAGING

                                                    • General Features

                                                      • CT Findings

                                                        • MR Findings

                                                          • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                            • Imaging Recommendations

                                                              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                PATHOLOGY

                                                                • General Features

                                                                  • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                    • Microscopic Features

                                                                      • Etiology

                                                                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                        • Presentation

                                                                          • Demographics

                                                                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                              • Treatment

                                                                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                • Consider

                                                                                  • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                    • Reporting Tips

                                                                                      Selected References

                                                                                      1. Hosseinzadeh K et al: Imaging of the female perineum in adults. Radiographics. 32(4):E129-68, 2012
                                                                                      2. Walker DK et al: Overlooked diseases of the vagina: a directed anatomic-pathologic approach for imaging assessment. Radiographics. 31(6):1583-98, 2011
                                                                                      3. Busto Martín L et al: Cyst of the skene's gland: report of four cases and bibliographic review. Arch Esp Urol. 63(3):238-42, 2010
                                                                                      4. Chaudhari VV et al: MR imaging and US of female urethral and periurethral disease. Radiographics. 30(7):1857-74, 2010
                                                                                      5. Chong Y et al: Adenofibroma of skene's duct: a case report. Patholog Res Int. 2010:318973, 2010
                                                                                      6. Fletcher SG et al: Differential diagnosis of chronic pelvic pain in women: the urologist's approach. Nat Rev Urol. 6(10):557-62, 2009
                                                                                      7. Prasad SR et al: Cross-sectional imaging of the female urethra: technique and results. Radiographics. 25(3):749-61, 2005
                                                                                      8. Pongtippan A et al: Skene's gland adenocarcinoma resembling prostatic adenocarcinoma. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 23(1):71-4, 2004
                                                                                      9. Eilber KS et al: Benign cystic lesions of the vagina: a literature review. J Urol. 170(3):717-22, 2003
                                                                                      10. Ceylan H et al: Paraurethral cyst: is conservative management always appropriate? Eur J Pediatr Surg. 12(3):212-4, 2002
                                                                                      11. Dodson MK et al: Skene's gland adenocarcinoma with increased serum level of prostate-specific antigen. Gynecol Oncol. 55(2):304-7, 1994
                                                                                      12. Lee NH et al: Skene's duct cysts in female newborns. J Pediatr Surg. 27(1):15-7, 1992