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Skene’s gland duct cyst: three cases in female newborns
  1. Joana Afonso Neto1,2,
  2. Beatriz Carmo1,
  3. Alexandra M Rodrigues3 and
  4. Jorge Santos Silva1
  1. 1Centro Hospitalar Universitário de São João, Porto, Portugal
  2. 2Pediatrics and Gynecology-Obstetrics Department, Faculty of Medicine of Porto University, Porto, Portugal
  3. 3Unidade Local de Saúde da Guarda EPE, Guarda, Guarda, Portugal
  1. Correspondence to Dr Joana Afonso Neto; joananeto940{at}


Skene’s gland duct cysts are benign, asymptomatic bulging interlabial masses that are rarely identified in female newborns. The aetiology is unknown, but it is commonly associated with in utero maternal oestrogen exposure or obstruction or stenosis of the gland duct. We report three unrelated cases of neonatal Skene’s gland duct cysts that resolved spontaneously without the need for surgical intervention.

  • Congenital disorders
  • Neonatal health
  • Paediatric Surgery

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  • Contributors The following authors were responsible for drafting of the text, sourcing and editing of clinical images, investigation results, drawing original diagrams and algorithms, and critical revision for important intellectual content: JAN, BC, AMR. The following authors gave final approval of the manuscript: JSS. Is the patient one of the authors of this manuscript? No.

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