Amyloidosis of Seminal Vesicles; Incidence and Pathologic Characteristics

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Argon A., ŞİMŞİR A., Sarsik B., Tuna B., YÖRÜKOĞLU K., Niflioǧlu G. G., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PATHOLOGY, vol.28, no.1, pp.44-48, 2012 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5146/tjpath.2012.01096
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.44-48
  • Keywords: Amyloidosis, Amyloid, Seminal vesicle
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Amyloidosis is a rare disease with various etiologies with extracellular amyloid protein depositions. At present, at least 26 distinctive amyloid forms have been detected with different clinical importance and treatment. They have characteristic staning fetaures with Congo red. Amyloid may be detected in 2-10% of prostates that have been removed because of hyperplasia or carcinoma. Amyloidosis of seminal vesicles is accepted as senil amyloidosis and it is not accompanied by systemic amyloidosis or clinical symptoms. This condition is the most common form of localized amyloidosis. In this study we aimed to investigate incidence and histologic characteristics of amyloidosis of seminal vesicles in radical prostatectomy materials of the patients whose prostate carcinomas were treated surgically.