Amyloid in the seminal vesicles

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Amyloid in the seminal vesicles is a relatively common histologic finding.

General

  • Prevlance is 5-21% in two large prostatectomy series.[1][2]

Significance/management

  • A paper by Yang et al. (looking at a small series) suggests it is not necessary to work-up further.[3]

Stains

See also

References

  1. Argon, A.; Sımşır, A.; Sarsik, B.; Tuna, B.; Yörükoğlu, K.; Nıflıoğlu, GG.; Sen, S. (2012). "Amyloidosis of seminal vesicles; incidence and pathologic characteristics.". Turk Patoloji Derg 28 (1): 44-8. doi:10.5146/tjpath.2012.01096. PMID 22207431.
  2. Pitkänen, P.; Westermark, P.; Cornwell, GG.; Murdoch, W. (Jan 1983). "Amyloid of the seminal vesicles. A distinctive and common localized form of senile amyloidosis.". Am J Pathol 110 (1): 64-9. PMID 6849372.
  3. Yang, Z.; Laird, A.; Monaghan, A.; Seywright, M.; Ahmad, I.; Leung, HY. (Jan 2013). "Incidental seminal vesicle amyloidosis observed in diagnostic prostate biopsies--are routine investigations for systemic amyloidosis warranted?". Asian J Androl 15 (1): 149-51. doi:10.1038/aja.2012.125. PMID 23223033.