Utricle

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utricle

[′yü·trə·kəl]
(anatomy)

Utricle

 

the aggregate fruit (nut) characteristic of beets, goosefoot, and other plants of the family Chenopodiaceae. In every flower the leaflets of the perianth envelop the ovary with their recurved tips, which coalesce and later develop into utricles.

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Prostatic utricle cyst communicates with the prostatic urethra and are located in the midline, posterior to the bladder, and anterior to the rectum, as described in this case.
Irrespective of the age of presentation, prostatic utricle cyst should be ruled out in a male patient with clinical history of urinary incontinence.
Prostatic utricle cysts result from the regression of the Mullerian paramesonephric ducts or decreased androgenic stimulation of the urogenital sinus.