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Seminal vesicles


Reviewers: Komal Arora, M.D., (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 21 July 2012, last major update July 2012
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See also Cystadenoma


● Present as masses between rectum and base of bladder in men in 20ís 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

● 23 year old with echinococcal cyst (Urol Ann 2012;4:122)
● 45 year old man with 17 cm cyst (Int J Surg Case Rep 2012;3:375)

Clinical images

Laparascopic view of enlarged cyst

Gross images

17 cm cyst

Micro images

Cyst walls

End of Prostate > Seminal vesicles > Cysts

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