European J Pediatr Surg Rep. 2015; 03(02): 098-102
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1555605
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Congenital Seminal Vesicle Cyst and Ipsilateral Renal Agenesis (Zinner Syndrome): A Rare Association and Its Evolution from Early Childhood to Adolescence

Aikaterini Kanavaki
1  Department of Pediatric Radiology, Geneva's Children University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
,
Isabelle Vidal
2  Department of Pediatric Surgery, Geneva's Children University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
,
Laura Merlini
1  Department of Pediatric Radiology, Geneva's Children University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
,
Sylviane Hanquinet
1  Department of Pediatric Radiology, Geneva's Children University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland
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Publication History

28 November 2014

30 April 2015

Publication Date:
10 July 2015 (online)

Abstract

Zinner syndrome, the association of congenital seminal vesicle cyst and ipsilateral renal agenesis, is more often reported in adults or older adolescents. We present a case of a boy, followed up in our hospital since birth for right renal agenesis who at the age of 4 years presented a right paravesical cyst on ultrasound. The cyst was initially considered as an ureterocele. The diagnosis of Zinner syndrome was made later, at the age of 15 years by ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging; at that moment the cyst had increased in size and had changed in aspect. This malformation should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a pelvic cyst in male patients with renal agenesis.