Turkish Journal of Urology
Case Report

Primary adenocarcinoma of the seminal vesicles: a phantom tumor

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Department of 1st Urology, Athens University Medical School-Laiko Hospital, Athens, Greece

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Department of Urology, Tzaneio

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Department of Pathology Tzaneio General Hospital, Piraeus, Greece

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Department of 2nd Urology, Athens University Medical School-Sismanogleio Hospital, Athens, Greece

Turk J Urol 2012; 38: 48-51
DOI: 10.5152/tud.2012.011
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Abstract

Primary adenocarcinoma of the seminal vesicles (ASV) is a very rare neoplasm with less than 50 histologically confirmed cases reported in the literature. The diagnosis is complex and is based on a combination of immunohistochemical, clinical and radiological findings. Biopsy is not always conclusive, and surgical resection is usually required to determine whether the tumor originated from the seminal vesicles. We present a case of primary ASV that was discovered upon investigation of inguinal lymphadenopathy. A history of recent hormonal manipulation for the treatment of infertility may be associated with the development or the progression of this rare tumor.

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