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Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 56–58 | Cite as

Cowper's syringocele: diagnosis based on MRI findings

  • Ralph Kickuth
  • Ulf Laufer
  • Juergen Pannek
  • Tilmann Kirchner
  • Eva Herbe
  • Johannes Kirchner
Original Article

Abstract

An 8-year-old boy presenting with intermittent haematuria and dysuria was investigated with voiding cystourethrography (VCUG), urethroscopy and perineal MRI. VCUG and urethroscopy did not provide a definitive diagnosis, while MRI clearly demonstrated a homogeneous, oval cystic lesion extending from the bulbourethral glands and slightly impressing the bulbous urethra. The patient was found to have an imperforate Cowper's syringocele. Treatment consisted of marsupialisation and the patient became symptom free. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first description of the MRI characteristics of an imperforate Cowper's syringocele in a paediatric patient.

Children Cowper's syringocele Diagnosis MRI 

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© Springer-Verlag 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralph Kickuth
    • 1
  • Ulf Laufer
    • 1
  • Juergen Pannek
    • 2
  • Tilmann Kirchner
    • 1
  • Eva Herbe
    • 1
  • Johannes Kirchner
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Marienhospital Herne, University of Bochum, Hoelkeskampring 40, 44625 HerneGermany
  2. 2.Department of Urology, Marienhospital Herne, University of Bochum, Hoelkeskampring 40, 44625 HerneGermany

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