Benign / non-neoplastic lesions
Ectopic prostate or heterotopia

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Revised: 21 December 2018, last major update May 2007

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PubMed Search: "Ectopic prostate" or heterotopia cervix

Branko Perunovic D.M.
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Cite this page: Perunovic B. Ectopic prostate or heterotopia. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cervixectopic.html. Accessed January 27th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Most common heterotopic tissue is cutaneous adnexae or mature cartilage islands
  • Heterotopic tissue may be due to fetal homografts (Obstet Gynecol 1983;61:261)
Case reports
Positive stains
  • Prostate: PSA, PAP, high molecular weight keratin (basal cells)
Differential diagnosis
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