Home   Chapter Home   Jobs   Conferences   Fellowships   Books



Microscopic mimics of prostatic carcinoma


Reviewers: Komal Arora, M.D., (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 3 May 2012, last major update May 2012
Copyright: (c) 2003-2012, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.


● Common finding; increases with age; not premalignant (Mod Pathol 1998;11:47)
● Diffuse or focal; can be subtyped further (Int Braz J Urol 2010;36:401)
● Benign mimic of adenocarcinoma (Am J Surg Pathol 2008;32:851)
● More frequent in peripheral zone

Micro description

● Glands arranged in multiple lobules separated by fibrotic stroma
● Have well-formed open lumens, scant cytoplasm, hyperchromatic nuclei, small/inconspicuous nucleoli
● Basal layer present but may be fragmented

Micro images

Various images


Partial atrophy

Simple atrophy

Sclerotic atrophy

End of Prostate > Microscopic mimics of prostatic carcinoma > Atrophy

This information is intended for physicians and related personnel, who understand that medical information is often imperfect, and must be interpreted in the context of a patient's clinical data using reasonable medical judgment. This website should not be used as a substitute for the advice of a licensed physician.

All information on this website is protected by copyright of PathologyOutlines.com, Inc. Information from third parties may also be protected by copyright. Please contact us at copyrightPathOut@gmail.com with any questions (click here for other contact information).