prostate

Postoperative spindle cell nodule

A postoperative spindle cell nodule (PSCN) is a noncancerous growth that develops after surgical manipulation. Other names for this condition include pseudosarcomatous myofibroblastic proliferation and pseudosarcomatous myofibroblastic neoplasm. This article will help you understand your diagnosis and pathology report. Where are postoperative spindle cell nodules found? Most postoperative spindle cell nodules are found in the …
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High grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia

What does high grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia mean? High grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (HG-PIN) is a non-cancerous condition that starts in the prostate gland. In this condition, abnormal cells fill the small glands and ducts in the prostate. A similar condition called low-grade PIN also exists but it should not appear in pathology reports as …
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Adenocarcinoma of the prostate gland

Adenocarcinoma (prostatic adenocarcinoma) is the most common type of prostate cancer. This type of cancer may also be described as acinar adenocarcinoma because it is made up of groups of tumour cells forming small glands called acini. It develops from epithelial cells¬†normally found in the prostate gland. Adenocarcinoma of the prostate is a relatively common …
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Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

What is benign prostatic hyperplasia? Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland and one of the most common conditions to affect men as they get older. What are the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia? This is because the prostate wraps around the urethra which is the tube that conducts urine …
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