Tubulo-squamous polyp of the vagina

Authors: M. Petrová 1;  J. Laco 2;  K. Červíček 3;  M. Tomšová 1
Authors‘ workplace: Oddělení patologické anatomie, Oblastní nemocnice Náchod, a. s., prim. MUDr. M. Tomšová, Ph. D., MBA 1;  Fingerlandův ústav patologie, LF UK a FN, Hradec Králové, prof. MUDr. A. Ryška, Ph. D. 2;  MUDr. Karel Červíček s. r. o, privátní gynekologická ambulance, pracoviště expertní kolposkopie Trutnov 3
Published in: Čes. Gynek.2015, 80, č. 3 s. 173-175


To decribe a case of rare type of vaginal polyp.

Case report.

Department of Pathological Anatomy, Regional hospital Nachod.

Tubulo-squamous polyp is rare type of vaginal polyp first described in 2007, with only up to 20 cases have been reported in the literature so far. It affects mostly postmenopausal women and presents as a polypoid mass occurring in the upper part of vagina. Histologically, it is composed of squamous and glandular component within fibrous stroma. The etiopathogenesis of this lesion remains unclear, but it may arise from mesonephric remnants or Skene glands (so-called female prostate). This theory is supported by the fact that some cases show expression of prostate specific acid phosphatase (PSAP) and/or prostate specific antigen (PSA).

vagina, tubulo-squamous polyp, Skene glands


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