Prostate gland & seminal vesicles
Seminal vesicles

Topic Completed: 1 July 2012

Minor changes: 8 September 2020

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PubMed search: prostatic seminal vesicle cysts

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Komal Arora, M.D.
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Cite this page: Arora K. Cysts. website. Accessed October 29th, 2020.
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

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