Prostatic adenocarcinoma with atrophic features: malignancy mimicking a benign process.

@article{Egan1997ProstaticAW,
  title={Prostatic adenocarcinoma with atrophic features: malignancy mimicking a benign process.},
  author={Alexander J. Egan and Antonio Lopez-Beltran and David G. Bostwick},
  journal={The American journal of surgical pathology},
  year={1997},
  volume={21 8},
  pages={
          931-5
        }
}
Acinar atrophy and postatrophic hyperplasia in the prostate are commonly confused with adenocarcinoma. The converse situation may also present a diagnostic dilemma. We recently encountered a number of cases of adenocarcinoma with features that mimicked atrophy, raising the serious concern for the underdiagnosis of malignancy. To investigate the frequency of prostatic adenocarcinoma with atrophic features and the histologic criteria that allow its distinction from benign processes, we reviewed… CONTINUE READING

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