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Prostate

Benign lesions/conditions

Amyloid


Reviewers: Komal Arora, M.D., (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 12 April 2012, last major update March 2012
Copyright: (c) 2003-2012, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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● 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

Case reports
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● 55 year old man (Int Urol Nephrol 2005;37:495)
● 2 cases diagnosed at bipopsy (Int J Urol 2004;11:925)

Micro images
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Various images

References
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J Urol 1973;110:322

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