Tyson’s glands are preputial sebaceous glands without hairs and with ducts lined by columnar epithelium. Tyson’s gland involvement in gonococcal infections are rare presentation of gonococcal urethritis. It’s inflammation is called tysonitis.
Other inflammations in Gonococcal Urethritis:
- Skenitis: inflammation of Skene’s glands adjacent to the urethra
- Littritis: inflammation of the urethral glands
- Cowperitis: inflammation of the glands in the urethral sphincter
- Trigonitis: inflammation of the inner surface of the bladder
- Abdul Gaffoor PM. Gonococcal tysonitis. Postgraduate Medical Journal. 1986;62(731):869-870.