Midline prostatic cysts in healthy men: incidence and transabdominal sonographic findings

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2003 Dec;181(6):1669-72. doi: 10.2214/ajr.181.6.1811669.


Objective: The purpose of this study was to use transabdominal sonography to investigate the incidence of midline prostatic cysts in healthy men.

Conclusion: Midline prostatic cysts represent a common variant in asymptomatic men. In a patient with urologic symptoms, detection of a midline prostatic cyst requires a focused examination to determine whether the cyst represents a normal variant or is the cause of symptoms.

MeSH terms

  • Abdomen / diagnostic imaging*
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Cysts / complications
  • Cysts / diagnostic imaging*
  • Cysts / epidemiology*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prospective Studies
  • Prostatic Diseases / complications
  • Prostatic Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Prostatic Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Reference Values
  • Ultrasonography
  • Urologic Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Urologic Diseases / etiology