Journal of Genital System & DisordersISSN: 2325-9728

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Research Article, J Genit Syst Disord Vol: 6 Issue: 2

Cowpers Syringocele Revealed by Post-micturition Dribbling in an Adult

Ben Chehida Mohamed Ali*, Andrianne Robert and Waltregny David

Department of Urology, University of Liège, Liège, Belgium

Corresponding author : Ben Chehida
Department of Urology, Central building, Bat. B35, Level1, CHU Sart Tilman Liège, 4000 Liège, Belgium
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Received: November 11, 2016 Accepted: February 08, 2017 Published: February 15, 2017

Citation: Ben Chehida MA, Andrianne R, Waltregny D (2017) Cowper’s Syringocele Revealed by Post-micturition Dribbling in an Adult. J Genit Syst Disord 6:2 doi: 10.4172/2325-9728.1000170


Cowper’s syringocele is an uncommon but probably under-diagnosed cystic dilation of the Cowper’s gland ducts. Syringoceles are traditionally observed in the pediatric population but are increasingly being recognized in the adult population. We report the case of a 40 years old patient with a mono symptomatic Cowper’s syringocele revealed by post-micturition dribbling. Physical examination was normal. History and symptoms were unremarkable except this enigmatic post void incontinence. Diagnosis was suggested by ultrasonography and urethrocystoscopy findings and confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and an ascending urethrogram and a voiding cystogram. The syringocele was successfully managed by transurethral unroofing of the cyst. The patient’s symptoms completely resolved. Post operative urethroscopy showed no narrowing or enlargement of the urethra in the operated area. Through this additional case we briefly review clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment of cowper’s syringocele.

Keywords: Bulbourethral glands; Syringocele; Urethral diseases; Urinary incontinence

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