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Large Gartner cyst of the posterior vaginal fornix
  1. Fortunato Genovese1,
  2. Rosario Emanuele Carlo Distefano1,
  3. Maria Piana2 and
  4. Marco Palumbo1
  1. 1Istituto di Patologia Ostetrica e Ginecologica, University of Catania, Catania, Sicilia, Italy
  2. 2Department of Pathological Anatomy, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rosario Emanuele Carlo Distefano; dr.rosariodistefano{at}


International classifications of congenital anomalies do not extensively describe vaginal cysts. For this reason, clinicians who deal with such conditions can only rely on their personal or other colleague’s experience, and only a few case reports are present in the literature. This paper illustrates the clinical scenario due to a particular Gartner cyst, the diagnostic workup followed for its diagnosis and its surgical management.

  • Obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Congenital disorders
  • Vulvovaginal disorders
  • Ultrasonography

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  • Contributors FG and RECD participated in the direct care of the patient. RECD, FG, MPi and MPa participated in manuscript drafting and editing. RECD prepared the images and drew figure 1. FG, RECD, MPi and MPa read and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Case reports provide a valuable learning resource for the scientific community and can indicate areas of interest for future research. They should not be used in isolation to guide treatment choices or public health policy.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.