Prostate
Benign lesions / conditions
Amyloid

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Definition / General
  • Primary amyloidosis of the prostate is a rare disease
  • Vascular amyloid deposits are present in 2-10% of prostates with nodular hyperplasia or adenocarcinoma
  • Higher incidence of amyloid deposits in patients with myeloma, primary amyloidosis of kidney or chronic diseases
  • Amyloid usually subepithelial or vascular
  • Note: corpora amylacea may stain nonspecifically for amyloid
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