A Gartner Duct Cyst Masquerading as Anterior Vaginal Prolapse.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

BACKGROUND: Gartner duct cysts are embryologic remnants of the mesonephric ducts that may present as a vaginal mass or cyst. CASE: A patient was referred for surgical management of prolapse whose bulging anterior vagina was actually a Gartner duct cyst that required excision as a result of symptoms. Preoperative magnetic resonance imaging helped confirm the diagnosis. CONCLUSION: A Gartner duct cyst may present as a vaginal cyst that, if large, may mimic pelvic organ prolapse. The diagnosis should be considered when a patient's individual prolapse compartments are inconsistent or when physical examination is suggestive of another process.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Davidson, ERW; Barber, MD

Published Date

  • November 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 130 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1039 - 1041

PubMed ID

  • 29016495

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-233X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/AOG.0000000000002315


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States