EURORAD ESR

Case 12482

Cyst of the canal of Nuck: ultrasound and MRI appearances

Author(s)
Pulvirenti S, Perrone MR, Bertolotto M, Cova MA

Cattinara Hospital
Department of Radiology
Strada di Fiume 447
34149 Trieste, Italy
Email:sandropulvirenti@virgilio.it
 
Patient
female, 45 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Gray-scale US of the right groin
     

    The ultrasound examination with linear transducer shows a cystic structure in the subcutaneous soft tissues.

     
    Area of Interest: Genital / Reproductive system female; Imaging Technique: Ultrasound; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Cysts;

    The cyst shows moderately thickened walls.

     
    Area of Interest: Genital / Reproductive system female; Imaging Technique: Ultrasound; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Cysts;

    The cystic structure continues in the inguinal canal (red asterisk).

     
    Area of Interest: Genital / Reproductive system female; Imaging Technique: Ultrasound; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Cysts;

    The cystic structure shows no colour Doppler vascular signal.

     
    Area of Interest: Genital / Reproductive system female; Imaging Technique: Ultrasound; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Cysts;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    MRI
     

    Sagittal fat-suppressed T2-weighted images show a pear-shaped cyst with a superior pedicle continuing in the inguinal canal.

     
    Area of Interest: Genital / Reproductive system female; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Cysts;

    Sagittal fat-suppressed T2-weighed images reveal that the cystic structure runs along the round ligament of the uterus (red arrow).

     
    Area of Interest: Genital / Reproductive system female; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Cysts;

    Axial T2-weighed images reveal hypointense thin septa within the cystic structure that give it an aspect of crown of rosary at the inguinal orifice.

     
    Area of Interest: Genital / Reproductive system female; Imaging Technique: MR; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Cysts;
     
     
The ultrasound examination with linear transducer shows a cystic structure in the subcutaneous soft tissues.
 
The cyst shows moderately thickened walls.
 
The cystic structure continues in the inguinal canal (red asterisk).
 
The cystic structure shows no colour Doppler vascular signal.
 
Sagittal fat-suppressed T2-weighted images show a pear-shaped cyst with a superior pedicle continuing in the inguinal canal.
 
Sagittal fat-suppressed T2-weighed images reveal that the cystic structure runs along the round ligament of the uterus (red arrow).
 
Axial T2-weighed images reveal hypointense thin septa within the cystic structure that give it an aspect of crown of rosary at the inguinal orifice.
 
 
 
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