Incidental seminal vesicle amyloidosis observed in diagnostic prostate biopsies—are routine investigations for systemic amyloidosis warranted?

Yang, Z., Laird, A., Monaghan, A., Seywright, M., Ahmad, I. and Leung, H.Y. (2013) Incidental seminal vesicle amyloidosis observed in diagnostic prostate biopsies—are routine investigations for systemic amyloidosis warranted? Asian Journal of Andrology, 15(1), pp. 149-151. (doi:10.1038/aja.2012.125)

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Abstract

Seminal vesicle (SV) amyloidosis is a well-documented histological entity, but it is observed infrequently. Its incidence is on the rise, which is probably related to the increasing use of prostate biopsies to investigate patients with elevated serum prostate-specific antigen levels. Here, we report seven cases of incidental SV amyloidosis over a 3-year period and consider their relationship to the previously suggested aetiological factors. Based on our series, we conclude that incidental localized SV amyloidosis observed in diagnostic prostate biopsies does not warrant formal investigations for systemic amyloidosis.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ahmad, Dr Imran and Leung, Professor Hing
Authors: Yang, Z., Laird, A., Monaghan, A., Seywright, M., Ahmad, I., and Leung, H.Y.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cancer Sciences
Journal Name:Asian Journal of Andrology
ISSN:1008-682X
ISSN (Online):1745-7262
Published Online:10 December 2012

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