Seminal vesicles

Authors: Komal Arora, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 8 September 2016, last major update July 2012

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PubMed search: prostatic seminal vesicle cysts

Related topics: cystadenoma

Cite this page: Cysts. website. Accessed October 17th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Present as masses between rectum and base of bladder in men in 20's to 40's (Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi 2012;92:982)
  • Usually unilateral, unilocular and resemble dilated seminal vesicles
  • Congenital cysts are associated with ipsilateral renal agenesis, ureteral abnormalities, oligospermia
  • Acquired cysts associated with obstruction secondary to chronic prostatitis
Case reports
Clinical images
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Laparascopic view of enlarged cyst

Gross images
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17 cm cyst

Microscopic (histologic) images
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Cyst walls