Gynecological Surgery

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 131–132 | Cite as

A pouch in the cervix: a strange diagnosis

  • Calagna GloriaEmail author
  • Ciavolino Giuseppe
  • Maruotti Giuseppe Maria
  • Donnarumma Vincenzo
  • Di Spiezio Sardo Attilio
Short Communication


Anechoic cervical lesions are uncommon findings which may entail diagnostic and, therefore, management difficulties. Chronic cervicitis, bulky nabothian cysts, adenomyomas, niches (cesarean scar defects), congenital malformations, and pseudo-neoplastic glandular cervical lesions often raise diagnostic dilemmas; they may also mimic malignant lesions [1, 2, 3, 4]. Other anechoic images worth considering are those produced by cystic changes after cervical trauma, lacerations, or extremely rare false passages resulting from cervical dilatation [5].


We report a unique case of a cyst in the posterior cervical wall, as a possible result of a dilation and curettage (D&C) procedure. We describe the clinical and instrumental aspects of the differential diagnosis. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case identified and documented by hysteroscopy.


A 31-year-old woman, gravidity 1, parity 0, was referred to our gynecological unit for a consultation,...


Cervical cyst Abnormal uterine bleeding Hysteroscopy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Calagna Gloria
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ciavolino Giuseppe
    • 2
  • Maruotti Giuseppe Maria
    • 3
  • Donnarumma Vincenzo
    • 2
  • Di Spiezio Sardo Attilio
    • 3
  1. 1.Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of PalermoPalermoItaly
  2. 2.Obstetrics and GynecologyCasa di Cura “Maria Rosaria”PompeiItaly
  3. 3.Department of Neuroscience and Reproductive and Odontostomatological SciencesUniversity of Naples “Federico II”NaplesItaly

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