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Table 3 Clinical characteristics of median raphe cyst in three large reviews

From: Median raphe cyst of the penis: a case report and review of the literature

  Shao et al. [5] Matsuyama et al. [3] Navalon-Monllor et al. [4]
No. of cases 55a 23 28
Cyst size range 0.2–2.1 cm 0.1 to > 1 cm 0.5–3.5 cm
Mean size of cyst 0.88 cm NA 1.1 cm
Cyst location
 Parameatal 19 (33.9) b 8 (28)
 Glans penis 4 (7.1)
 Penile shaft 24 (42.9) 11 (47.8) 10 (36)
 Scrotum/perineum 2 (3.6) 2 (8.7) 2 (7)
 Prepuce 7 (12.7) 3 (11)
 Multiple areas   4 (17.4) 2 (7)
 Corona/balanic frenulum   6 (26.1) 3 (11)
Symptoms
 Asymptomatic 40 (72.7) 19 (82.6) 22 (79)
 Symptomatic 15 (27.3) 4 (17.3) 4 (21)
  1. MRC Median raphe cyst, NA Not available
  2. Data in parentheses are percentages
  3. a55 Patients with 56 MRCs
  4. bAuthors have taken parameatal urethral cysts (PUCs) as a separate category and compared them with MRCs. The PUC group had 46 patients, and the MRC group had 23 patients. Thus, PUCs formed in 66% of their cases