Radiation injury of the normal and neoplastic prostate.

  title={Radiation injury of the normal and neoplastic prostate.},
  author={David G. Bostwick and Barbara M. Egbert and Luis Felipe Fajardo},
  journal={The American journal of surgical pathology},
  volume={6 6},
Tissue samples from 40 patients with prostatic adenocarcinoma treated by radiation therapy were evaluated simultaneously by three observers to establish criteria for distinguishing residual tumor from radiation-induced atypia. Sections from 10 patients irradiated for nonprostatic pelvic neoplasms served as controls in addition to pretreatment biopsies from the determinate group. Patients had been treated by external x-irradiation, the majority receiving 6200-7400 rad to the prostate and pelvis… CONTINUE READING


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