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Table 5 Histopathological findings in 2 large reviews and a third group comprising 29 individual case reports

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

  Shao et al. [5] Navalon-Monllor et al. [4] Third group
Number of cases 56a 28 29
Type of epithelium
 Urethral 31 (55.4) 15 (54) [37, 44] [6]bX5 [7]bX5 Total: 12/29 (41.3)
 Epidermoid 3 (5.4) 2 (7) [29, 33, 42] Total: 3/29 (10.3)
 Glandular 2 (3.4) [1]cX3 Total: 3/29 (10.3)
 Mixed 20 (35.7) 11 (39) [7, 15, 20, 34, 40, 45, 59,60,61] [18]dX2 Total: 11/29 (37.9)
Rare variants
 Ciliated [16, 30, 31, 47, 56,57,58, 62] + our patient
 Pigmented [10, 46, 50]
  1. Data in parentheses are percentages
  2. X: signify that this particular reference had reported that many number of MRC
  3. a55 Patients with 56 median raphe cysts
  4. bFive cases
  5. cThree cases
  6. dTwo cases