Prostatic carcinoma with abundant xanthomatous cytoplasm. Foamy gland carcinoma.

@article{Nelson1996ProstaticCW,
  title={Prostatic carcinoma with abundant xanthomatous cytoplasm. Foamy gland carcinoma.},
  author={Randall S. Nelson and Jonathan I. Epstein},
  journal={The American journal of surgical pathology},
  year={1996},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={419-26}
}
Foamy gland carcinoma, an unusual variant of prostate carcinoma, is characterized by abundant xanthomatous cytoplasm. We studied 38 needle biopsies in which at least one core contained cancer with >20% foamy morphology. On average, each cancer was 72% foamy, and 11 cancers were entirely foamy. In addition to the characteristic cytoplasm, 20 cases had abundant intraluminal dense pink amorphous secretions. Nuclear enlargement and prominent nucleoli were either absent of rare in 23 (61%) and 27… CONTINUE READING
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