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Primary squamous cell carcinoma of seminal vesicle: an extremely rare case report with literature review

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Abstract

Primary squamous cell carcinoma of seminal vesicle is extremely rare, and most cases regarding seminal vesicle tumors failed to address this kind of tumor. A 54-year-old male patient presented with intermittent painless visual hematuria for 6 months was hospitalized. Ultrasonography, computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a 4.4 cm × 3.6 cm × 3.0 cm mixed tumorous lesion in the left seminal vesicle. A transrectal needle biopsy revealed severe chronic inflammation. The mass was completely resected in a laparoscopic approach and was verified as a moderately differentiated squamous cell carcinoma in the seminal vesicle by post-surgical histopathological examination. The patient received totally 5 cycles of chemotherapy. A rectal metastasis was detected 7 months after the surgery.

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Correspondence to Kunjie Wang.

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Jianzhong Wang and Xuan Yue contributed equally to this work and should be considered co-first authors.

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Wang, J., Yue, X., Zhao, R. et al. Primary squamous cell carcinoma of seminal vesicle: an extremely rare case report with literature review. Int Urol Nephrol 45, 135–138 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11255-012-0373-z

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Keywords

  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Seminal vesicle carcinoma
  • Seminal vesicle tumor
  • Hematuria