Utricular Cyst (Prostatic Utricular Cyst)

  • Ahmed H. Al-Salem


The prostatic utricle is a small, epithelium-lined diverticulum of the prostatic urethra.


Duct Cyst Ejaculatory Duct Renal Agenesis Cystic Teratoma Prostatic Urethra 
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Further Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmed H. Al-Salem
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  1. 1.Pediatric SurgeryAlSadik HospitalQatifSaudi Arabia

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