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Prostate

Microscopic mimics of prostatic carcinoma

Clear cell cribriform hyperplasia


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

General
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● A form of nodular hyperplasia without atypia (Am J Surg Pathol 1986;10:665)
● Diploid

Micro description
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● Cribriform arrangement (glandular clusters with punched out lumens) of clear/pale eosinophilic cells with complex papillary growth simulating carcinoma
● Also has conspicuous basal cells, small, uniform nuclei
● No prominent nucleoli

Micro images
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Various images

Positive stains
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● Basal cells are CK903 positive (Am J Clin Pathol 1991;95:446)

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