Secondary cervical elongatio due to large Gartner cyst: A rare case

Surahman Hakim, Yulia Margaretta Sari, Achmad Kemal Harzif

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Introduction: The exact mechanism by which pelvic tissues lose their anatomic support and undergo descent through the genital hiatus remains elusive. In this case, large Gartner cyst causes secondary cervix elongatio due to the weight of the cyst. Gartner cyst arise from the remnants of the mesonephric ducts. They are typically located in the anterolateral wall and are small. The rarity of this case is very interesting because of the mass size reaches 15 cm and causes cervical elongation. Presentation of case: This article report a case of 37 years old women who complained large mass came out from vagina. Patient was diagnosed with large anterior vaginal cyst and cervical elongatio. Ultrasound finding suggested that the cyst was originated from anterior wall of vagina in accordance with Gartner cyst. Patient underwent cyst excision, there was no connection between the cyst and urethra. Operation was continued with Manchester Forthegill to restore normal anotomy of the cervix. Discussion: Secondary cervical elongatio in this case was caused by large Gartner cyst, eventhough there are possibility involvement of other factors. Cervical elongatio plays important role in the decision of operation in this case after removal vaginal cyst. Conclusion: Secondary cervix elongation due to Large Gartner cyst is rare condition. Enlarge cyst causes secondary cervix elongatio, and operation technique was also challenging.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-40
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Elongatio coli
  • Large Gartner cyst
  • Manchester forthegill


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