A Case Report on Zinner Syndrome – A Rare Congenital Malformation

Published on:November 2020
Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 2020; 13(4):370-372
Case Report | doi:10.5530/ijopp.13.4.63

A Case Report on Zinner Syndrome – A Rare Congenital Malformation

Authors and affiliation (s):

Haripriya Sunkara1,*, Adusumilli Pramod Kumar1, Giduturi Srinivasa Rao2, Avinash Gottumukkala2

1Department of Pharmacy Practice, Chebrolu Hanumaiah Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chowdavaram, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.

2Department of Urology, NRI Medical College and General Hospital, Chinakakani, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.


Zinner syndrome is a rare congenital triad of unilateral seminal vesicle cyst, unilateral ejaculatory duct obstruction or agenesis and ipsilateral renal agenesis. Here we present a case of a healthy 22 year-old male presenting with complaints of low back ache and painful ejaculation since 6 years. On radiological evaluation with MRI abdomen and pelvis, a horse shoe kidney with atrophy of right limb and a right seminal vesicle cyst was revealed. Because of persistence of symptoms after a trail of medical management, the patient opted for surgical intervention. Laparoscopic seminal vesicle cyst excision was done and vas deference was dismembered from communication with ureter. Post operatively, patient’s symptoms were dramatically improved.

Key words: Zinner syndrome, Duct obstruction, Renal agenesis, Laparoscopy, Cyst excision.


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