Vulva, vagina & female urethra


Vulvovaginal cysts

Topic Completed: 1 March 2003

Minor changes: 26 July 2021

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PubMed Search: Cysts vagina [title]

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Pernick N. Vulvovaginal cysts. website. Accessed October 15th, 2021.
Definition / general
  • Vaginitis emphysematosa: rare ( < 200 cases), vaginal nodules that produce "popping sound," composed of variably sized cysts with pink, hyaline-like material, foreign body giant cells and chronic inflammatory infiltrate; self healing (Arch Pathol Lab Med 1987;111:746)
  • Epithelial inclusion cyst: lined by squamous epithelium; may occur postsurgery or trauma
  • Gartner duct cyst: rare, in lateral vaginal wall, nonmucin secreting
  • Müllerian / mucous cyst: mucin secreting columnar cells, focal squamous metaplasia
  • Urothelial cysts: rare, from periurethral and Skene glands
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