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Int. j. morphol ; 37(4): 1463-1468, Dec. 2019. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1040154

ABSTRACT

Acute effect of purified mimosine (MiMo) extracted from Leucaena leucocephala on testicular histopathology has been documented with seminal vesicle (SV) atrophy. Since protein phosphorylation and seminal secretions play important roles in sperm physiology, this study aimed to study the alteration of substances including tyrosine phosphorylated (TyrPho) proteins in seminal vesicle treated with MiMo. Male mice were divided into a control and experimental groups treated with purified MiMo at 3 doses of 15, 30, and 60 mg/KgBW, respectively for 35 consecutive days. The morphology and weights of SV were compared among groups. The levels of magnesium and fructosamine in SV fluid were assayed. The profiles of equally SV total proteins were compared using SDS-PAGE. The expression of seminal TyrPho proteins was detected by western blotting. Recent results showed the decreased weights of SV in MiMo treated mice compared to control. However MiMo in all doses did not affect the levels of magnesium and fructosamine in SV fluid. The SV protein expression of 130 and 55 kDas was obviously decreased in a high dose MiMo. In dose-dependent response, the expressions of 72 and 55 kDas TyrPho proteins of SV were increased. In conclusion, MiMo could affect SV morphological size and protein secretions especially TyrPho proteins.


El efecto agudo de la mimosina purificada (MiMo) extraída de Leucaena leucocephala en la histopatología testicular se ha documentado con atrofia de vesícula seminal (VS). Debido a que la fosforilación de proteínas y las secreciones seminales tienen un papel importante en la fisiología de los espermatozoides, este estudio tuvo como objetivo estudiar la alteración de sustancias como la proteína tirosina fosforilada (TyrPho) en vesículas seminales tratadas con MiMo. Los ratones se dividieron en un grupo control y un grupo experimental y se trataron con MiMo purificado en 3 dosis de 15, 30 y 60 mg / KgBW, respectivamente, durante 35 días seguidos. La morfología y los pesos de VS se compararon entre los grupos. Fueron analizados los niveles de magnesio y fructosamina en el fluido VS. Los perfiles de las proteínas totales de VS se compararon utilizando SDS-PAGE. La expresión de la proteína TyrPho en las vesículas seminales se detectó mediante transferencia de Western blot. Los resultados recientes muestran la disminución del peso de las VS en ratones tratados con MiMo, en comparación con el grupo control. Sin embargo, en ninguna de las dosis se vieron afectados por mimosina purificada los niveles de magnesio y fructosamina en el líquido de las VS. La expresión de la proteína en VS de 130 y 55 kDas disminuyó notablemente en una dosis alta de MiMo. En la respuesta dependiente de la dosis, aumentaron las expresiones de 72 y 55 kDas de las proteínas TyrPho en las VS. En conclusión, la mimosina purificada podría afectar el tamaño morfológico de las VS y la expresión de proteínas, especialmente las proteínas TyrPho.


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Mice , Phosphoproteins/drug effects , Seminal Vesicles/drug effects , Mimosine/administration & dosage , Organ Size , Phosphoproteins/metabolism , Phosphorylation , Seminal Vesicles/pathology , Tyrosine/analogs & derivatives , Blotting, Western , Phosphotyrosine , Electrophoresis, Polyacrylamide Gel , Mice, Inbred ICR , Mimosine/pharmacology
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Int. braz. j. urol ; 44(4): 688-696, July-Aug. 2018. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-954075

ABSTRACT

ABSTRACT Objectives: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of preoperative multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mp-MRI) as a predictor of extracapsular extension (ECE) and unfavorable Gleason score (GS) in patients with intermediate and high-risk prostate cancer (PCa). Materials and Methods: Patients with clinically localized PCa who underwent radical prostatectomy (RP) and had preoperative mp-MRI between May-2011 and December-2013. Mp-MRI was evaluated according to the European Society of Urogenital Radiology MRI prostate guidelines by two different readers. Histopathological RP results were the standard reference. Results: 79 patients were included; mean age was 61 and median preoperative prostate-specific antigen (PSA) 7.0. On MRI, 28% patients had ECE evidenced in the mp-MRI, 5% seminal vesicle invasion (SVI) and 4% lymph node involvement (LNI). At RP, 39.2% had ECE, 26.6% SVI and 12.8% LNI. Sensitivity, specificity, accuracy, positive predictive value (PPV), and negative predictive value (NPV) of mp-MRI for ECE were 54.9%, 90.9%, 76%, 81% and 74.1% respectively; for SVI values were 19.1%, 100%, 77.3%, 100% and 76.1% respectively and for LNI 20%, 98.4%, 86.7%, 66.7% and 88.7%. Conclusions: Major surgical decisions are made with digital rectal exam (DRE) and ultrasound studies before the use of Mp-MRI. This imaging study contributes to rule out gross extraprostatic extension (ECE, SVI, LNI) without competing with pathological studies. The specificity and NPV are reasonable to decide surgical approach. A highly experienced radiology team is needed to provide accurate estimations of tumor extension and aggressiveness.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Adult , Aged , Prostatic Neoplasms/pathology , Prostatic Neoplasms/diagnostic imaging , Magnetic Resonance Imaging/methods , Prostatectomy/methods , Prostatic Neoplasms/surgery , Seminal Vesicles/pathology , Seminal Vesicles/diagnostic imaging , Biopsy , Reproducibility of Results , Sensitivity and Specificity , Prostate-Specific Antigen/blood , Risk Assessment/methods , Neoplasm Grading , Lymph Nodes/pathology , Lymph Nodes/diagnostic imaging , Middle Aged , Neoplasm Invasiveness/pathology , Neoplasm Staging
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Int. braz. j. urol ; 44(1): 86-94, Jan.-Feb. 2018. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-892945

ABSTRACT

ABSTRACT Purpose Congenital and acquired pathologies of the seminal vesicles (SV) are rare diseases. The diagnosis of SV anomalies is frequently delayed or wrong due to the rarity of these diseases and the lack of adequate evaluation of SV pathology. For this reason, we aimed to comprehensively evaluate SV pathologies and accompanying genitourinary system abnormalities. Materials and Methods Between March 2012 and December 2015, 1455 male patients with different provisional diagnosis underwent MRI. Congenital and acquired pathology of the SV was identified in 42 of these patients. The patients were categorized according to their SV pathologies. The patients were analyzed in terms of genitourinary system findings associated with SV pathologies. Results SV pathologies were accompanied by other genitourinary system findings. Congenital SV pathologies were bilateral or predominantly in the left SV. Patients with bilateral SV hypoplasia were diagnosed at an earlier age compared to patients with unilateral SV agenesis. There was a significant association between abnormal signal intensity in the SV and benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH) and patient age. Conclusion SV pathologies are rare diseases of the genitourinary system. The association between seminal vesicle pathology and other genitourinary system diseases requires complete genitourinary system evaluation that includes the seminal vesicles.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Adult , Aged , Young Adult , Seminal Vesicles/abnormalities , Seminal Vesicles/diagnostic imaging , Urologic Diseases/diagnostic imaging , Seminal Vesicles/pathology , Urologic Diseases/pathology , Congenital Abnormalities/pathology , Congenital Abnormalities/diagnostic imaging , Magnetic Resonance Imaging , Middle Aged
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IJRM-Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine. 2016; 14 (5): 293-302
in English | IMEMR | ID: emr-180245

ABSTRACT

Seminal vesicles [SVs] are sex accessory organs and part of male genitourinary system. They play a critical role in male fertility. Diseases of the SVs, usually results in infertility. Diseases of the SVs are extremely rare and are infrequently reported in the literature. We address the current literature of SV pathologies, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options. We review the clinical importance of SVs from PubMed. The current imaging modalities and instrumentation that help diagnose SV diseases are reviewed. Common pathologies including, infection, cysts, tumors, and congenital diseases of the SVs are addressed. Many times symptoms of hematospermia, pain, irritative and obstructive lower urinary tract symptoms, and infertility are presented in patients with SV diseases


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Seminal Vesicles/pathology , Neglected Diseases , Rare Diseases , Fertility
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Int. braz. j. urol ; 40(2): 161-171, Mar-Apr/2014. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-711688

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Purposes(a) To externally validate the Crippa and colleagues’ nomograms combining PSA, percentage of positive biopsy cores (PPBC) and biopsy Gleason score to predict organ-confined disease (OCD) in a contemporary sample of patients treated at a tertiary teaching institution. (b) To adjust such variables, resulting in predictive nomograms for OCD and seminal vesicle invasion (SVI): the USP nomograms.Materials and MethodsThe accuracy of Crippa and colleagues’ nomograms for OCD prediction was examined in 1002 men submitted to radical prostatectomy between 2005 and 2010 at the University of São Paulo (USP). ROC-derived area under the curve (AUC) and Brier scores were used to assess the discriminant properties of nomograms for OCD. Nomograms performance was explored graphically with LOESS smoothing plots. Furthermore, univariate analysis and logistic regression models targeted OCD and SVI. Variables consisted of PSA, PPBC, biopsy Gleason score and clinical stage. The resulted predictive nomograms for OCD and SVI were internally validated with bootstrapping and the same abovementioned procedures.ResultsCrippa and colleagues’ nomograms for OCD showed ROC AUC = 0.68 (CI: 0.65-0.70), Brier score = 0.17 and overestimation in LOESS plots. USP nomograms for OCD and SVI showed ROC AUC of 0.73 (CI: 0.70-0.76) and 0.77 (CI: 0.73-0.79), respectively, and Brier scores of 0.16 and 0.08, respectively. The LOESS plots showed excellent calibration for OCD and underestimation for SVI.ConclusionsCrippa and colleagues’ nomograms showed moderate discrimination and considerable OCD overestimation. USP nomograms showed good discrimination for OCD and SVI, as well as excellent calibration for OCD and SVI underestimation.


Subject(s)
Adult , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Nomograms , Prostatectomy/methods , Prostatic Neoplasms/pathology , Prostatic Neoplasms/surgery , Seminal Vesicles/pathology , Tertiary Care Centers , Biopsy , Brazil , Calibration , Hospitals, University , Neoplasm Staging , Prostate-Specific Antigen/blood , Reference Values , Reproducibility of Results , Risk Assessment , Risk Factors , Sensitivity and Specificity
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Acta cir. bras ; 29(supl.3): 44-48, 2014. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-726249

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PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the expression of leptin and its receptor in histological sections of prostate tumors, and their association with prognostic factors. METHODS: A total of 532 surgical specimens from prostate cancer were studied. After histopathological diagnosis, the samples were included in tissue microarrays containing cores from tumor and non-tumor (benign prostatic hyperplasia) areas. These were immunostained with anti-leptin and anti-leptin-receptor antibodies. Objective and subjective analyses were performed. Student's-t-test and ANOVA were used to compare mean values, and linear regression was used to evaluate the correlation between histological results and prognostic indicators. RESULTS: Leptin receptor expression was reduced in tumors with a positive surgical margin, urethral margin involvement, and seminal vesicles invasion. Further, there was a negative correlation between the expression of leptin receptor in tumor areas and the sum of prognostic factors, suggesting that leptin receptor may predict the aggressiveness of disease. CONCLUSION: Our findings suggest that leptin receptor expression is a potential prognostic factor for PCa. Further investigation is needed to support the use of leptin receptor as a novel biomarker, although leptin itself does not seem to predict the aggressiveness of prostate cancer. .


Subject(s)
Adult , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Adenocarcinoma/metabolism , Leptin/metabolism , Prostatic Neoplasms/metabolism , Receptors, Leptin/metabolism , Adenocarcinoma/pathology , Biomarkers/metabolism , Disease Progression , Prognosis , Prostatic Neoplasms/pathology , Seminal Vesicles/pathology , Tissue Array Analysis
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Int. braz. j. urol ; 39(2): 155-166, Mar-Apr/2013. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-676262

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Objective Systematic review of literature and meta-analysis to evaluate the results of magnetic resonance image 1.5T with endorectal coil in the diagnosis and evaluation of extra-prostatic extension and involvement of seminal vesicles of prostate cancer, compared to the histopathological results of the radical prostatectomy specimen. Materials and Methods It was conducted a systematic review of literature and meta-analyses of all studies data published after 2008. In those studies, the patients with prostate cancer with indication to radical prostatectomy were submitted to magnetic resonance image (MRI) at pre-operatory period and the results were compared to those of histopathological studies after the surgery. The selected terms for research included prostate cancer, magnetic resonance, radical prostatectomy, and prostate cancer diagnosis, in the databases EMBASE, LILACS, PUBMED/MEDLINE and Cochrane Library. The data were collected using a specific qualitative instrument and the meta-analysis data were presented in the forest plot graphics, homogeneity test and sROC curves and funnel plot. Results A total of seven studies were included, with a total of 603 patients. Among these studies, six evaluated the value of MRI for the detection of prostate cancer, and the median sensitivity of meta-analysis was 0.6 and specificity 0.58, but with heterogeneity among the studies. Three studies evaluated extra-prostatic extension with a median sensitivity of 0.49, specificity 0.82 and heterogeneity only for sensitivity. Three studies evaluated invasion of seminal vesicles, with median sensitivity of 0.45 and specificity 0.96, with heterogeneity in both analysis. Conclusion Magnetic resonance of 1.5T with endocoil showed low values of sensitivity and specificity for the diagnosis and staging of prostate cancer. The reviewed studies showed a significant heterogeneity among them. The best observed result was MRI specificity for invasion of seminal ...


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Magnetic Resonance Imaging/methods , Prostate/pathology , Prostatic Neoplasms/pathology , Seminal Vesicles/pathology , Prostatectomy , Prostatic Neoplasms/surgery , Sensitivity and Specificity
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Int. braz. j. urol ; 38(2): 175-184, Mar.-Apr. 2012. ilus, tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-623331

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PURPOSE: The amount of extraprostatic extension and positive surgical margin correlates in most studies with biochemical recurrence following radical prostatectomy. We studied the influence of focal and diffuse extraprostatic extension and positive surgical margins on biochemical progression using a simple method for quantification. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 360 prostates were step-sectioned and totally processed from 175 patients with stage T1c and 185 patients with clinical stage T2 submitted to radical retropubic prostatectomy. Extraprostatic extension was stratified into 2 groups: present up to 1 quadrant and/or section from the bladder neck or apex (Group 1, focal) and in more than 1 quadrant or section (Group 2, diffuse); and, positive surgical margin present up to 2 quadrants and/or sections (Group 1, focal) and in more than 2 quadrants or sections (Group 2, diffuse). The Kaplan-Meier product-limit analysis was used for the time to biochemical recurrence, and an univariate and multivariate Cox stepwise logistic regression model to identify significant predictors. RESULTS: Extraprostatic extension was found in 129/360 (35.8%) patients, 39/129 (30.2%) in Group 1 and 90/129 (69.8%) in Group 2. In univariate analysis but not in multivariate analysis, patients showing diffuse extraprostatic extension (Group 2) had a significant higher risk to develop biochemical recurrence in a shorter time. Positive surgical margin was present in 160/360 (44.4%) patients, 81/160 (50.6%) patients in Group 1 and 79/160 (49.4%) patients in Group 2. Patients with diffuse positive surgical margins (Group 2) had a significant higher risk in both univariate and multivariate analyses. Diffuse positive surgical margin was the strongest predictor on both analyses and an independent predictor on multivariate analysis. CONCLUSION: Diffuse extraprostatic extension in univariate analysis and positive surgical margins on both univariate and multivariate analyses are significant predictors of shorter time to biochemical progression following radical prostatectomy.


Subject(s)
Aged , Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Neoplasm Recurrence, Local , Prostate-Specific Antigen/blood , Prostatectomy/methods , Prostatic Neoplasms/pathology , Prostatic Neoplasms/surgery , Kaplan-Meier Estimate , Neoplasm Invasiveness , Neoplasm, Residual , Organ Size , Prostate/pathology , Prostatic Neoplasms/blood , Retrospective Studies , Seminal Vesicles/pathology
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Hosp. Aeronáut. Cent ; 7(2): 105-10, 2012. ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: lil-716490

ABSTRACT

Introducción: El Sindrome de Zinner se caracteriza por dilatación quística unilateral de la vesícula seminal y atrofia o agenesia del riñón ipsilateral, siendo producto de una alteración congénita de los conductos de Wolff. Objetivos: Presentación de caso clínico y revisión bibliográfica. Reporte de caso: Joven de 18 años que consulta por dolor testicular intermitente, sordo y mal localizado de un año de duración, que se acompaña de una disminución del volumen del líquido espermático eyaculado. Se procede a realizar ecografía abdominal, la cual informa agenesia renal derecha y vesícula seminal derecha. Con los hallazgos clínicos e imagenológicos se diagnóstica sindrome de Zinner. Discusión: La mayoría de los pacientes con este grupo de anomalías del conducto mesonéfrico son asintomáticos hasta la tercera o cuarta década de la vida. La ecografía es el método diagnóstico inicial por su accesibilidad y sirve para descartar otras causas de dolor pélvico y demostrar la agenesia renal, así como la imagen quística de la pelvis. La resonancia magnética es el método de elección para evaluar malformaciones del conducto mesonéfrico.


Introduction: Zinner syndrome is characterized by unilateral cystic dilatation of the seminal vesicle and atrophy or agenesis of ipsilateral kidney, being the product of a congenital abnormality of the Wolffian ducts. Objectives: Presentation of a case and literature review. Case report: 18 year old who complains of intermittent testicular pain, poorly localized, associated with ejaculate seminal fluid volume reduction. We performed an abdominal ultrasound, which reports right renal and right seminal vesicle agenesis. With clinical and image findings, Zinner syndrome is diagnosed .Discussion: Most patients with this group of mesonephric duct abnormalities are asymptomatic until the third or fourth decade of life. Ultrasound is the initial diagnostic method for its accessibility and it serves to rule out other causes of pelvic pain. It proves renal agenesis and cystic image on the pelvis. MRI is the best method to assess mesonephric ducts abnormalities.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Adolescent , Congenital Abnormalities , Kidney/pathology , Seminal Vesicles/pathology
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Säo Paulo med. j ; 130(1): 57-60, 2012. ilus, tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-614940

ABSTRACT

CONTEXT: Extra-adrenal paragangliomas are rare tumors that have been reported in many locations, including the kidney, urethra, urinary bladder, prostate, spermatic cord, gallbladder, uterus and vagina. CASE REPORT: This report describes, for the first time to the best of our knowledge, a primary paraganglioma of the seminal vesicle occurring in a 61-year-old male. The patient presented persistent arterial hypertension and a previous diagnosis of chromophobe renal cell carcinoma. It was hypothesized that the seminal vesicle tumor could be a metastasis from the chromophobe renal cell carcinoma. Immunohistochemical characterization revealed expression of synaptophysin and chromogranin in tumor cell nests and peripheral S100 protein expression in sustentacular cells. Succinate dehydrogenase A and B-related (SDHA and SDHB) expression was present in both tumors. CONCLUSIONS: No genetic alterations to the VHL and SDHB genes were detected in either the tumor tissue or tissues adjacent to the tumor, which led us to rule out a hereditary syndrome that could explain the association between paraganglioma and chromophobe renal cell carcinoma in a patient with arterial hypertension.


CONTEXTO: Paragangliomas extra-adrenais são tumores raros que têm sido relatados em muitas localizações, incluindo rim, uretra, bexiga, próstata, cordão espermático, vesícula biliar, útero e vagina. RELATO DE CASO: Este relato descreve, pela primeira vez em nosso conhecimento, um paraganglioma primário da vesícula seminal ocorrendo em um paciente do sexo masculino de 61 anos de idade. O paciente apresentou hipertensão arterial persistente e um diagnóstico prévio de carcinoma de células renais cromófobo (CCRC). Foi pensado que o tumor de vesícula seminal poderia ser uma metástase do CCRC. A caracterização imunoistoquímica revelou expressão de sinaptofisina e cromogranina nos ninhos de células tumorais e expressão de proteína S100 nas células sustentaculares. Expressão de succinato de-hidrogenase A e B relacionada (SDHA e SDHB) estiveram presentes em ambos os tumores CONCLUSÕES: Nenhuma alteração genética dos genes VHL e SDHB foi detectada nos tecidos tumorais e adjacentes ao tumor, o que nos levou a afastar uma síndrome hereditária que poderia explicar a associação entre o paraganglioma e o CCRC em um paciente com hipertensão arterial.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Carcinoma, Renal Cell/pathology , Genital Neoplasms, Male/pathology , Kidney Neoplasms/pathology , Neoplasms, Multiple Primary/pathology , Paraganglioma/pathology , Seminal Vesicles/pathology , Diagnosis, Differential , Genital Neoplasms, Male/genetics , Hypertension/etiology , Neoplasms, Multiple Primary/genetics , Paraganglioma/genetics , Succinate Dehydrogenase/genetics , Von Hippel-Lindau Tumor Suppressor Protein/genetics
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Indian J Cancer ; 2010 Jul-Sept; 47(3): 332-338
Article in English | IMSEAR | ID: sea-144361

ABSTRACT

Background: Sparse data from India are available regarding the outcome of prostate cancer treatment. We report our experience in treating prostate cancer with radiotherapy (RT). Materials and Methods: This study included 159 men with locally advanced cancer treated with RT with or without hormone therapy between 1984 and 2004. The median RT dose was 70 Gy over 35 fractions. Eighty-five patients received whole pelvic RT and prostate boost, and 74 patients were treated with 3-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT) to prostate and seminal vesicles alone. Results: The median follow-up was 25 months and the freedom from biochemical failure for all the patients at 5 years was 76%, disease-free survival (DFS) 59.1%, and overall survival (OAS) was 70.1%. The risk stratification (91% vs 52%, P < 0.03) and RT dose (72.8% for dose > 66 Gy vs 43.5% for dose < 66 Gy; P = 0.01) affected the DFS. DFS at 5 years was better in the group receiving 3DCRT to prostate and seminal vesicles (78% vs 51.5%; P = 0.001) and was reflected in OAS as well (P = 0.01). Conclusion: CRT technique with dose escalation results in significant benefit in DFS and OAS in locally advanced prostate cancer.


Subject(s)
Adenocarcinoma/pathology , Adenocarcinoma/physiopathology , Adenocarcinoma/radiotherapy , Adult , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Follow-Up Studies , Humans , India , Male , Middle Aged , Prostatic Neoplasms/pathology , Prostatic Neoplasms/physiopathology , Prostatic Neoplasms/radiotherapy , Radiation Injuries/etiology , Radiation Injuries/prevention & control , Radiotherapy Dosage , Radiotherapy, Conformal/adverse effects , Seminal Vesicles/pathology , Seminal Vesicles/radiation effects , Treatment Outcome , Adenocarcinoma/pathology , Adenocarcinoma/physiopathology , Adenocarcinoma/radiotherapy , Adult , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Follow-Up Studies , Humans , India , Humans , India , Male , Middle Aged , Prostatic Neoplasms/pathology , Prostatic Neoplasms/physiopathology , Prostatic Neoplasms/radiotherapy , Radiation Injuries/etiology , Radiation Injuries/prevention & control , Radiotherapy Dosage , Radiotherapy, Conformal/adverse effects , Seminal Vesicles/pathology , Seminal Vesicles/radiation effects , Treatment Outcome
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Yonsei Medical Journal ; : 560-563, 2009.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-178605

ABSTRACT

PURPOSE: A seminal vesicle cyst in combination with ipsilateral renal agenesis is rarely encountered. We present cases of this disease entity with symptoms, which were treated with a laparoscopic approach as a minimally invasive surgical treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We experienced 4 patients with seminal vesicle cysts and ipsilateral renal agenesis. The mean age was 45.8 years. Chief complaints were perineal pain and hematospermia. Seminal vesicle cysts and remnant ureters were excised by laparoscopic surgery with transperitoneal approaches. RESULTS: The mean operative time was 133.8 minutes. The mean hospital stay was 6.8 days. There were no operative complications or transfusions. CONCLUSION: In our report, patients of congenital seminal vesicle cyst associated with renal agenesis are presented. Laparoscopy is considered a minimal invasive management of these combined anomalies, providing a good image and an easy approach.


Subject(s)
Adult , Aged , Cysts/congenital , Genital Diseases, Male/congenital , Humans , Kidney/abnormalities , Magnetic Resonance Imaging , Male , Middle Aged , Seminal Vesicles/pathology , Tomography, X-Ray Computed , Young Adult
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Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop ; 40(3): 341-342, maio-jun. 2007. ilus
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: lil-456332

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Em regiões endêmicas, a esquistossomose mansônica é responsável por uma alta taxa de morbimortalidade por doenças associadas à infestação do sistema hepático. O acometimento genital pela schistosomiasis mansoni é raro. Nós relatamos o primeiro caso de esquistossomose mansônica em vesícula seminal diagnosticado, incidentalmente, pelo exame histopatológico da próstata e vesículas seminais removidos cirurgicamente.


In endemic regions, Mansoni schistosomiasis is responsible for high morbidity-mortality rates due to diseases associated with infestation of the hepatic system. Genital involvement caused by Mansoni schistosomiasis is rare. We report the first case of Mansoni schistosomiasis in the seminal vesicle, which was diagnosed incidentally by means of histopathological study of the prostate and seminal vesicles after surgical removal.


Subject(s)
Humans , Animals , Male , Middle Aged , Genital Diseases, Male/parasitology , Schistosoma mansoni/isolation & purification , Schistosomiasis mansoni/diagnosis , Seminal Vesicles/parasitology , Adenocarcinoma/surgery , Genital Diseases, Male/diagnosis , Genital Diseases, Male/pathology , Incidental Findings , Prostatectomy , Prostatic Neoplasms/surgery , Schistosomiasis mansoni/pathology , Seminal Vesicles/pathology
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-62106

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Primary adenocarcinoma of the seminal vesicles is a rare neoplasm. Congenital seminal vesicle cysts are commonly associated with unilateral renal agenesis or dysgenesis. To the best of our knowledge, mucinous adenocarcinoma of the seminal vesicle cyst that's associated with an ectopic ureter opening into the seminal vesicle and ipsilateral renal agenesis has not been described in the radiological literature. We report here on the radiological findings of a primary adenocarcinoma of a seminal vesicle cyst in this condition.


Subject(s)
Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous/complications , Adult , Cysts/congenital , Genital Neoplasms, Male/complications , Humans , Kidney/abnormalities , Magnetic Resonance Imaging , Male , Seminal Vesicles/pathology , Tomography, X-Ray Computed , Ureter/abnormalities
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Int. braz. j. urol ; 32(5): 566-569, Sept.-Oct. 2006. ilus
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-439390

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Seminal vesicle tumor is a rare disease with unclear origin. Generally, it is presented as a pelvic mass that can be detected by sonography and digital rectal exam. The authors report a 25-year-old patient with a pelvic mass which the magnetic resonance and surgical specimen reveal a seminal vesicle tumor. Immunohistochemical findings favored a primitive neuroectodermal tumor of the seminal vesicle. Herein, the treatment, histological and histochemical findings of this entity are discussed.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Adult , Genital Neoplasms, Male/diagnosis , Neuroectodermal Tumors, Primitive, Peripheral/diagnosis , Seminal Vesicles/pathology , Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols , Chemotherapy, Adjuvant , Follow-Up Studies , Genital Neoplasms, Male/drug therapy , Genital Neoplasms, Male/surgery , Immunohistochemistry , Magnetic Resonance Imaging , Neuroectodermal Tumors, Primitive, Peripheral/drug therapy , Neuroectodermal Tumors, Primitive, Peripheral/surgery , Seminal Vesicles/surgery , Treatment Outcome
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Int. braz. j. urol ; 31(6): 534-540, Nov.-Dec. 2005.
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-420479

ABSTRACT

OBJECTIVE: It is controversial whether age is associated with higher grade and worse outcome. Some studies have not found age to be related to outcome nor younger age to be associated with better response to therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study population consisted of 27 patients aged 55 years or younger and 173 patients 56 years or older submitted to radical prostatectomy. The variables studied were preoperative PSA, time to PSA progression following radical prostatectomy and pathologic findings in surgical specimens: Gleason score, Gleason predominant grade, positive surgical margins, tumor extent, extraprostatic extension (pT3a), and seminal vesicle invasion (pT3b). RESULTS: Comparing patients aged 55 years or younger and 56 years or older, there was no statistically significant difference for all variables studied: preoperative PSA (p = 0.4417), Gleason score (p = 0.3934), Gleason predominant grade (p = 0.2653), tumor extent (p = 0.1190), positive surgical margins (p = 0.8335), extraprostatic extension (p = 0.3447) and seminal vesicle invasion (p > 0.9999). During the study period, 44 patients (22 percent) developed PSA progression. No difference was found in the time to biochemical progression between men aged 55 years or younger and 56 years or older. CONCLUSION: Our findings suggest that age alone do not influence the biological aggressiveness of prostate cancer.


Subject(s)
Middle Aged , Humans , Male , Prostate-Specific Antigen/blood , Prostatic Neoplasms/pathology , Prostatic Neoplasms/surgery , Seminal Vesicles/pathology , Age Factors , Biopsy , Disease Progression , Disease-Free Survival , Follow-Up Studies , Neoplasm Invasiveness , Prostatectomy , Time Factors , Treatment Outcome
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Braz. j. morphol. sci ; 22(4): 193-201, Oct.-Dec. 2005. ilus
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-468030

ABSTRACT

The seminal vesicles of mature Scaptotrigona xanthotricha males were investigated using light microscopy, histochemistry and transmission electron microscopy. The globular seminal vesicles were ~450 ìm in diameter and consisted of a sperm-filled lumen and a single layer of epithelium surrounded externally by a muscular sheath. The mitochondria-rich epithelial cells had many inclusions in the basal region. These inclusions were relatively large and contained membranous structures similar to myelin figures. The epithelial cells of the seminal vesicle showed none of the features characteristically associated with a secretory function, which suggested that the material in which the spermatozoa were immersed in the vesicle lumen was produced elsewhere along the ducts and/or during sexual maturation of the males. Spermatozoa were occasionally seen inside the inclusions, which suggested a possible spermiophagic activity for this epithelium.


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Epithelial Cells/cytology , Epithelial Cells , Seminal Vesicles/anatomy & histology , Seminal Vesicles/physiology , Myelin Sheath , Bees , Seminal Vesicles/pathology , Reproduction/physiology
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