Prostatic carcinomas with neuroendocrine differentiation diagnosed in needle biopsies, a morphologic study of 7 cases among 465 sequential biopsies in a tertiary cancer center.

@article{Lima2011ProstaticCW,
  title={Prostatic carcinomas with neuroendocrine differentiation diagnosed in needle biopsies, a morphologic study of 7 cases among 465 sequential biopsies in a tertiary cancer center.},
  author={Marcos Ven{\'i}cio Alves Lima and Carla Nogueira and Jos{\'e} Alberto Alves Oliveira and Francisco J{\'u}lio Muniz Neto and Manuel Franco and Fabio A. Tavora},
  journal={International braz j urol : official journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology},
  year={2011},
  volume={37 5},
  pages={598-604}
}
PURPOSE Neuroendocrine carcinomas (NEC) of the prostate are rare, with only a few series hitherto reported. The objective of this study was to assess in a single institution the clinical and morphologic characteristics of neuroendocrine carcinomas diagnosed in needle core biopsies. MATERIALS AND METHODS The current study analyses seven cases diagnosed in needle biopsies at a large tertiary regional cancer center from Northeastern Brazil. Two pathologists reviewed specimens retrospectively… CONTINUE READING

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