MR identification of seminal vesicles simulating a presacral mass after abdominal perineal resection

A. M. Haggar, M. B. Alpern, J. W. Froelich

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Abstract

The presence of a presacral mass on CT in a patient who has undergone abdominal perineal resection for carcinoma of the rectum may represent a problem in clinical management. We are unaware of any previous report describing normal (but displaced) structures as a cause for this finding on CT. Knowledge of this occurrence could prevent unnecessary biopsy. This report describes three cases in which normal postoperative anatomy simulated a presacral mass on CT after abdominal perineal resection. The nature of this mass was elucidated with MR imaging, thus obviating invasive procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)519-520
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume151
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

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