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European Radiology

, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 552–554 | Cite as

Amyloidosis of the seminal vesicles simulating tumor invasion of prostatic carcinoma on endorectal MR images

  • G. J. Jager
  • E. T. G. Ruijter
  • J. J. M. C. H. de la Rosette
  • C. A. van de Kaa
Case report

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.

Key words: Amyloidosis Seminal vesicles MRI Prostate cancer 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. J. Jager
    • 1
  • E. T. G. Ruijter
    • 2
  • J. J. M. C. H. de la Rosette
    • 2
  • C. A. van de Kaa
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, University Hospital Nijmegen, P. O. Box 9101, NL-6500 HB, Nijmegen, The NetherlandsNL
  2. 2.Department of Urology, University Hospital Nijmegen, P. O. Box 9101, NL-6500 HB, Nijmegen, The NetherlandsNL
  3. 3.Department of Pathology, University Hospital Nijmegen, P. O. Box 9101, NL-6500 HB, Nijmegen, The NetherlandsNL

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