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Robotic-assisted excision of a prostatic utricle cyst in a 12-month boy with proximal hypospadia and 45X0/ 46XY karyotype

      Summary

      Introduction

      Prostatic utricle cysts result from incomplete regression of Mullerian duct structures and occur most frequently in males with perineal or peno-scrotal hypospadias. Utricular cysts may present with various signs and symptoms including urinary tract infection, pain and post-void incontinence, a palpable abdominal mass or recurrent epididymitis.

      Material and methods

      We present a 12 months boy we treated due to proximal hypospadias in two stages, in association to a dysplastic undescended testis that was excised. The karyotype of the patient was 45X0/46XY and after successful hypospadias treatment, the mother complained of purulent discharge in the diapers. A sonogram showed a large cyst behind the bladder with heterogeneous content. The diagnosis of utricle cyst was confirmed by a NMR with detailed anatomy and low confluence of the neck of the cyst to the urethra.

      Results

      We performed a robotic excision of the cyst consisting of careful dissection between bladder and rectum and a safe ligation of the communication of it to the urethra.

      Conclusion

      Patient outcome was uneventful. To the best of our knowledge this is the youngest patient with utricle cyst treated with robotic approach reported in the literature.

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