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Pathology. 1996 May;28(2):196-200.

Bilateral primary seminal vesicle carcinoma.

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Department of Anatomical Pathology, Gosford Hospital, NSW.


We report a rare case of bilateral primary seminal vesicle carcinoma in a 73 yr old Australian man. To our knowledge this case report is the 48th histologically confirmed case of primary seminal vesicle neoplasia and only the fourth reported case of primary bilateral seminal vesicle carcinoma. Macroscopically the tumor was localized to both seminal vesicles and the adjacent right lobe of the prostate. Histologically the tumor and metastases displayed a PSA, PAP and CEA negative, well differentiated papillary adenocarcinoma resembling the pattern of normal seminal vesicle epithelium. No other primary carcinoma in the body was demonstrated. The patient survived for 3 yrs and 4 mths without recurrence of tumor. The pathological criteria for acceptance of primary seminal vesicle carcinoma, difficulties in clinical/radiological detection of seminal vesicle tumors and CA-125 immunoreactivity are discussed.

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