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Prostate

Other malignancies

Primitive peripheral neuroectodermal tumor / PNET


Reviewers: Komal Arora, M.D., (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 26 July 2012, last major update July 2012
Copyright: (c) 2003-2012, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

See also Kidney tumor topic

General
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● 31 year old man (Arch Pathol Lab Med 2003;127:e190)

Micro description
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● Solid nests and sheets of small round cells

Micro images
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Various images

   
Various images (from GU, not necessarily prostate)

Positive stains
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● CD99/MIC2, vimentin, neuron-specific enolase, synaptophysin

Molecular description
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● EWS/FLI1 type 2 chimeric transcript

Differential diagnosis
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Desmoplastic small round cell tumor: keratin+, desmin+, WT1+ (Int J Urol 2009;16:769)
Lymphoma: 90% of lymphoblastic lymphoma are CD99+ but also TdT+ and EWS/FLI1 negative
Rhabdomyosarcoma: muscle markers+, 20% are CD99+
Small cell carcinoma: solid growth, variable rosettes, CD99-

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