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2019
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Imaging findings of congenital anomalies of seminal vesicles

Osman Ocal, Ali Devrim Karaosmanoglu, Musturay Karcaaltıncaba, Deniz Akata, Mustafa Ozmen

© Pol J Radiol 2019; 84: e25-e31
Online publish date: 2019/01/11
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The seminal vesicles are paired organs of the male reproductive tract, which produce and secrete seminal fluid. Although congenital anomalies of seminal vesicles are usually asymptomatic, they may lead to various urogenital symptoms, including infertility. Due to their embryologic relationship with other urogenital organs, congenital anomalies of seminal vesicles may accompany other urinary or genital anomalies. Congenital anomalies of seminal vesicles include agenesis, hypoplasia, duplication, fusion, and cyst. These anomalies can be diagnosed with various imaging techniques. The main purpose of this article is to summarise imaging findings and clinical importance of congenital anomalies of seminal vesicles with images of some rare and previously unreported anomalies.
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seminal vesicles, congenital anomalies, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound (US)

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