Prostate
Microscopic mimics of prostatic carcinoma
Florid basal cell hyperplasia

Author: Andres Matoso, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 31 May 2016, last major update May 2016

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PubMed Search: Florid basal cell hyperplasia

Related topics: Basal cell hyperplasia and Basal cell hyperplasia with prominent nucleoli

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Definition / General
  • Extensive proliferation of basal cells involving > 100 small crowded acini (per section) forming a nodule (Hum Pathol 2005;36:480)
  • When forming a nodule, it has been termed basal cell adenoma or adenoid basal cell tumor
Micro Description
  • Almost always mild to moderate nuclear atypia (including prominent nucleoli and nuclear enlargement), intraluminal amorphic secretions
  • Also intracytoplasmic hyaline globules (53%), microcalcifications (40%), no crystalloids
  • See basal cell hyperplasia for images
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