Prostatic atrophy: an autopsy study of a histologic mimic of adenocarcinoma.

  title={Prostatic atrophy: an autopsy study of a histologic mimic of adenocarcinoma.},
  author={Athanase Billis},
  journal={Modern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc},
  volume={11 1},
  • Athanase Billis
  • Published 1998 in
    Modern pathology : an official journal of the…
Prostatic atrophy (PA) is one of the most frequent mimics of prostatic adenocarcinoma. It occurs almost exclusively in the peripheral zone of the gland and gained importance with the increasing use of needle biopsies for the detection of prostatic carcinoma The etiopathogenesis is unknown, and there is controversy related to the potential of PA as a precancerous lesion. The frequency increases with age. Compressions caused by hyperplastic nodules, inflammation, hormones, nutritional deficiency… CONTINUE READING
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