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Prostate

Microscopic mimics of prostatic carcinoma

Urothelial (transitional) metaplasia


Reviewers: Komal Arora, M.D., (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 25 July 2012, last major update July 2012
Copyright: (c) 2003-2012, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

Micro description
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● Urothelial lining in peripheral ducts and glands (normally is in central ducts)
● No atypia
● Uncommon; often associated with nodular hyperplasia (Urol J 2009;6:109)

Micro images
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Various images

Differential diagnosis
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High grade PIN: atypia present

End of Prostate > Microscopic mimics of prostatic carcinoma > Urothelial metaplasia


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