The Arab Journal of Interventional Radiology

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Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 81--82

Seminal vesicle cyst causing peritoneal dialysis catheter failure


Abdulaziz Alharbi, Sultan Alammari, Refaat Salman, Yousof Alzahrani 
 Department of Medical Imaging, Division of Vascular Interventional Radiology, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Abdulaziz Alharbi
Department of Medical Imaging, Division of Vascular Interventional Radiology, King Abdulaziz Medical City, P. O. Box: 22490, Riyadh 11426
Saudi Arabia




How to cite this article:
Alharbi A, Alammari S, Salman R, Alzahrani Y. Seminal vesicle cyst causing peritoneal dialysis catheter failure.Arab J Intervent Radiol 2017;1:81-82


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Alharbi A, Alammari S, Salman R, Alzahrani Y. Seminal vesicle cyst causing peritoneal dialysis catheter failure. Arab J Intervent Radiol [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Sep 24 ];1:81-82
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A 57-year-old man presented for percutaneous peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter insertion. However, there was poor inflow and outflow during catheter evaluation [Figure 1].{Figure 1}

Unenhanced abdominal computed tomography showed retrovesicular hypodense rounded lesion [Figure 2] displacing the PD catheter loop [Figure 2]. This is associated with the right renal agenesis [Figure 3]. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a macrolobulated cystic lesion communicating with the right seminal vesicle with no intralesional soft tissue components [Figure 4].{Figure 2}{Figure 3}{Figure 4}

These findings are consistent of Zinner syndrome, which is a rare congenital anomaly of the mesonephric duct consisting of unilateral renal agenesis, seminal vesicle cyst, and ipsilateral ejaculatory duct obstruction.

The PD catheter was removed 2 weeks later and the patient was converted to hemodialysis. Pelvic lesions may preclude proper function of PD catheters and cross-sectional imaging is essential for preprocedure evaluation.

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