Ectopic Prostatic and Seminal Vesicle Tissue Confusing as Metastatic Adenocarcinoma

Wader, J and Kshirsagar, A and Gajbi, N and Kumbhar, S (2013) Ectopic Prostatic and Seminal Vesicle Tissue Confusing as Metastatic Adenocarcinoma. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Ectopic prostatic tissue and seminal vesicle at pericolic fat is extremely rare. The nodules in the pericolic fat could raise a dilemma of metastatic deposits in cases of rectal adenocarcinoma. A 61 years old male underwent abdomino-perineal resection for rectal carcinoma. Nodules along with lymph nodes from pericolic fat were sampled to assess the spread. Histopathological and immunohistochemical staining of one nodule confirmed it to be the prostatic tissue while another nodule to be seminal vesicle. Seminal vesicle and prostatic heterotopia is significant in several respects, either symptomatic or asymptomatic, as the ectopic tissue can be endoscopically and histologically confused with malignancy of urinary or lower gastrointestinal system and may reflect divergent differentiation or a malformative process.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Ectopic prostate; Seminal vesicle; Adenocarcinoma
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:9142
Deposited By: Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:25 Feb 2014 12:40
Last Modified:25 Feb 2014 12:40

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