Benign / non-neoplastic lesions
Ectopic prostate or heterotopia

Author: Dr. Branko Perunovic (see Authors page)

Revised: 3 November 2015, last major update May 2007

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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