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Prostate

Microscopic mimics of prostatic carcinoma

Mucous gland metaplasia


Reviewers: Komal Arora, M.D., (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 13 June 2012, last major update June 2012
Copyright: (c) 2003-2012, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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● Rare (<0.1% of prostates, Am J Surg Pathol 1993;17:618, Am J Surg Pathol 1993;17:287)

Micro description
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● Mucinous glands lined by tall columnar cells, small basal nuclei with inconspicuous nucleoli
● Resembles Cowper's gland epithelium
● Located randomly within glands and very small (< 1 mm2), mainly periurethral location (Br J Urol 1996;77:113)

Micro images
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Various images

Positive stains
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● PAS, mucicarmine, Alcian Blue (Br J Urol 1996;77:113)

Negative stains
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● PSA, PAP

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