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. 1997;7(4):552-4.
doi: 10.1007/s003300050202.

Amyloidosis of the Seminal Vesicles Simulating Tumor Invasion of Prostatic Carcinoma on Endorectal MR Images

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Amyloidosis of the Seminal Vesicles Simulating Tumor Invasion of Prostatic Carcinoma on Endorectal MR Images

G J Jager et al. Eur Radiol. .

Abstract

Amyloid deposits within the seminal vesicles are a common finding at autopsy. The incidence increases with age. Amyloid deposits can mimic tumor extension into the seminal vesicles due to prostate or bladder cancer on T2-weighted MR images. We describe a case of seminal vesicle amyloidosis demonstrating the MR appearance and the characteristic pathologic findings. Recognizing seminal vesicle amyloidosis may prevent overstaging prostate cancer on MR images.

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