Calcification of the vas deferens and seminal vesicles: a review

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/593919
Title:
Calcification of the vas deferens and seminal vesicles: a review
Authors:
Stasinou, Theodora; Bourdoumis, Andreas; Owegie, P.; Kachrilas, S.; Buchholz, N.; Masood, J.
Abstract:
INTRODUCTION: Calcification of the vas deferens and seminal vesicles is a rare condition of unknown incidence. It has been described in association with diabetes, hyperparathyroidism and genitourinary tuberculosis, amongst other conditions. Little is known about the clinical significance and management of this condition. We review the literature in an effort to find answers about an entity that is frequently appreciated as an incidental finding. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An electronic database search was performed (Medline) using the key words: vas deferens; seminal vesicles; calcification, alone or in combination. Articles were selected according to relevance and quality of evidence. RESULTS: The search included published manuscripts between 1960 and 2012. A total of 17 relevant publications were identified. The majority were written in the English language and mostly consisted of case presentations and reports of radiologic findings. CONCLUSION: Calcification of the vas deferens and seminal vesicles is a rare condition. However, it may be implicated in male factor infertility and symptoms from the urogenital tract. Treatment should be directed towards the underlying cause on an individual basis. It is unknown whether control of the primary process has any effects on the histopathological appearance of the ducts and/or their improvement of function.
Citation:
Can J Urol. 2015 Feb;22(1):7594-8.
Publisher:
Can J Urol
Journal:
The Canadian journal of urology
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/593919
PubMed ID:
25694005
Additional Links:
http://www.canjurol.com/abstract.php?ArticleID=&version=1.0&PMID=25694005
Type:
Journal Article; Review
Language:
eng
ISSN:
1195-9479
Appears in Collections:
2015 RD&E publications; Urology

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorStasinou, Theodoraen
dc.contributor.authorBourdoumis, Andreasen
dc.contributor.authorOwegie, P.en
dc.contributor.authorKachrilas, S.en
dc.contributor.authorBuchholz, N.en
dc.contributor.authorMasood, J.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-19T12:37:21Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-19T12:37:21Zen
dc.date.issued2015-02-01en
dc.identifier.citationCan J Urol. 2015 Feb;22(1):7594-8.en
dc.identifier.issn1195-9479en
dc.identifier.pmid25694005en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11287/593919en
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: Calcification of the vas deferens and seminal vesicles is a rare condition of unknown incidence. It has been described in association with diabetes, hyperparathyroidism and genitourinary tuberculosis, amongst other conditions. Little is known about the clinical significance and management of this condition. We review the literature in an effort to find answers about an entity that is frequently appreciated as an incidental finding. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An electronic database search was performed (Medline) using the key words: vas deferens; seminal vesicles; calcification, alone or in combination. Articles were selected according to relevance and quality of evidence. RESULTS: The search included published manuscripts between 1960 and 2012. A total of 17 relevant publications were identified. The majority were written in the English language and mostly consisted of case presentations and reports of radiologic findings. CONCLUSION: Calcification of the vas deferens and seminal vesicles is a rare condition. However, it may be implicated in male factor infertility and symptoms from the urogenital tract. Treatment should be directed towards the underlying cause on an individual basis. It is unknown whether control of the primary process has any effects on the histopathological appearance of the ducts and/or their improvement of function.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherCan J Urolen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.canjurol.com/abstract.php?ArticleID=&version=1.0&PMID=25694005en
dc.titleCalcification of the vas deferens and seminal vesicles: a reviewen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.typeReviewen
dc.identifier.journalThe Canadian journal of urologyen

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