Parameatal urethral cyst

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2008 Jul-Aug;74(4):430. doi: 10.4103/0378-6323.42884.


Cyst formation in the parameatal area of the urethra is an uncommon entity. It was first reported in two male cases as recently as 1956 by Thompson and Lantin. Further reports have been rare. Herein, we report a case of a 21 year-old male having a spherical, cystic swelling 1 cm in size at the external urethral meatus. The diagnosis of parameatal urethral cyst was made and the cyst was excised. Histopathological examination revealed a monolocular cyst lined with transitional cells. The postoperative period was uneventful.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cysts / pathology*
  • Cysts / surgery
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Penile Diseases / pathology*
  • Penile Diseases / surgery
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Urethral Diseases / pathology*
  • Urethral Diseases / surgery