Cystic papillary adenoma of the seminal vesicle

B. Heijkoop, D. Bolton, D. Katz, Andrew Ryan, J. Epstein, S. Appu

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Background: Primary Seminal Vesicle (SV) tumours are a rare entity, with most SV masses representing invasion of the SV by malignancy originating in an adjacent organ, most often the prostate. Previously reported primary SV epithelial tumours have included adenocarcinoma and cystadenoma, with limited prior reports of inracystic papillary structures. Case presentation: A 35-year-old male presented with azoospermia, intermittent macroscopic haematuria, and mild right iliac fossa and groin pain. A papillary appearing seminal vesicle mass was found on imaging and seminal vesicoscopy. The mass was robotically excised with diagnosis of benign cystic papillary adenoma made. Conclusion: In this manuscript we describe a rare case of a benign cystic papillary adenoma of the seminal vesicle, a unique histological entity differentiated from cystadenoma of the Seminal Vesicle by its papillary component.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number62
JournalBMC Urology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 2021


  • Case report
  • Cystic papillary adenoma
  • Histology
  • Seminal vesicle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Urology


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