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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 38-40

Laparoscopic removal of congenital seminal vesicle cyst in a preadolescent male: A unique case report

1 Department of Urology, Sentini Hospitals, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Urology, Narayana Medical College, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Department of Radiology, Sentini Hospitals, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
4 Department of Anaesthesiology, Sentini Hospitals, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
5 Department of Pulmonology, Sentini Hospitals, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India

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DOI: 10.4103/jss.JSS_29_20

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Zinner syndrome refers to the triad of ipsilateral renal agenesis, seminal vesicle cysts, and ejaculatory duct obstruction. Ipsilateral renal agenesis may be associated with seminal vesicle cysts in 70% of cases, but a remnant ureteral bud has been shown to coexist in only 27% of these cases. While some patients may remain asymptomatic and are discovered incidentally, others present with symptoms related to seminal vesicle cysts or ejaculatory duct obstruction, voiding, or ejaculatory difficulty, or pain. Symptomatic cases are very rare in the preadolescent age group. The uniqueness of our case report is that the patient is a 16-year-old male with suprapubic discomfort who was diagnosed with left seminal vesicle cyst (Zinner syndrome) and was successfully managed by laparoscopic resection. To our knowledge, none of the case reports were published in such age group.

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