Vagina
General
Cysts

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 21 September 2017, last major update March 2003

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Pernick, N. Cysts. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/vaginacysts.html. Accessed October 23rd, 2017.
Definition / general
  • Vaginitis emphysematosa: rare ( < 200 cases), vaginal nodules that produce "popping sound," composed of variably sized cysts with pink, hyaline-like material, foreign body giant cells and chronic inflammatory infiltrate; self healing (Arch Pathol Lab Med 1987;111:746)
  • Epithelial inclusion cyst: lined by squamous epithelium; may occur postsurgery or trauma
  • Gartner duct cyst: rare, in lateral vaginal wall, nonmucin secreting
  • Müllerian / mucous cyst: mucin secreting columnar cells, focal squamous metaplasia
  • Urothelial cysts: rare, from periurethral and Skene glands