Gartner's cyst


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Gartner's cyst

Etymology: Hermann T. Gartner, Danish anatomist, 1785-1827
a remnant of the mesonephric (Wolffian) ducts that develop, from predetermined structures, and later regress. The remnant may develop a secretory mechanism, causing dilation of surrounding cells, and transform into a duct cyst, usually during late adolescence.
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Thus, as we can see from this case a Gartner's cyst can grow quite larger to cause symptoms such as dyspareunia.
1) Gartner's cysts are usually asymptomatic and most commonly diagnosed on routine gynecologic examination, but patient complaints can include that of skin tag, dysuria, boggyness, itching, dyspareunia, pelvic pain or protrusion from the vagina if it enlarges to a detectable size making surgery inevitable.
Classically, Gartner's cysts are solitary, S shaped unilateral, about 2cm in diameter and are located in the antero-lateral vaginal wall of the proximal one-third of the vagina.