Zinner syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi


Chronic pelvic pain in a patient with history of recurrent prostatitis. Had cholecystectomy 15 years ago.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male

The right kidney is absent. The left kidney is normal in size and location. Right seminal vesicle cysts are noted with a small cystic tubular structure extending up from the ipsilateral seminal vesicle into the upper pelvic region, ending abruptly medial to the external iliac artery, indicating most likely an atretic ureter with an ectopic orifice into the right seminal vesicle

Diffuse hepatic steatosis is noted.

Case Discussion

Zinner syndrome is a rare Wolffian duct anomaly, comprising a triad of unilateral renal agenesis, ipsilateral ejaculatory duct obstruction, seminal vesicle cysts.

Additional contributor: R. Bouguelaa, MD.

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Case information

rID: 70939
Published: 11th Sep 2019
Last edited: 11th Sep 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Aurès Medical Imaging Center - Batna Algeria

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