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Robotic Treatment of Utricular Cysts

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Müllerian duct remnants (MDR) derive from incomplete regression of female structures, presumably as a consequence of delayed or insufficient production or effect of anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) [1–3]. Dilatation of the Müllerian duct remnants can lead to an enlarged prostatic utricle or a Müllerian duct cyst which is known to be present in 4% of newborns and 1% of adults [4]. The prevalence of symptomatic remnants is still unknown. In 11–14% of cases an enlarged prostatic utricle is associated to distal hypospadias or disorders of sexual differentiation (DSD) and to a perineal hypospadias in 50% of cases [5, 6].


  • Robotic surgery
  • Utricular cysts
  • Müllerian remnant

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Lima, M., Gargano, T., Maffi, M., Ruggeri, G., Libri, M. (2017). Robotic Treatment of Utricular Cysts. In: Mattioli, G., Petralia, P. (eds) Pediatric Robotic Surgery. Springer, Cham.

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