Benign / nonneoplastic epithelial lesions
Ectopic prostate tissue

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Minor changes: 6 July 2020

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Branko Perunovic, D.M.
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Cite this page: Perunovic B. Ectopic prostate tissue. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/cervixectopic.html. Accessed April 19th, 2021.
Definition / general
  • Most common heterotopic tissue is cutaneous adnexae or mature cartilage islands
  • Heterotopic tissue may be due to fetal homografts (Obstet Gynecol 1983;61:261)
Case reports
Positive stains
  • Prostate: PSA, PAP, high molecular weight keratin (basal cells)
Differential diagnosis
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