Complete excision of a Skene gland cyst mimicking cystocele

J Turk Ger Gynecol Assoc. 2024 Mar 6;25(1):56-59. doi: 10.4274/jtgga.galenos.2023.2023-6-2.

Abstract

Skene gland abnormalities include skene gland cysts and abscess. These can be differentiated from urethral diverticulum based on clinical findings. The exact incidence of Skene gland abnormalities is unknown as they are relatively rare. They are usually seen in middle-aged female patients but have recently been reported in newborn girls. We present a video case of a large, adult-onset Skene gland cyst, which was evaluated based on clinical findings, radiological aspects and histopathological findings. The differential diagnosis was carried out step-by-step in order to avoid sequelae and complete excision was performed in order to achieve optimal results, both for long-term functional and anatomical outcomes.

Keywords: Cystocele; Skene gland cyst; complete excision; differential diagnosis.