Morphological Features and Problems of Incidental Prostatic Carcinoma

  • H. Kastendieck
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The incidental prostatic carcinoma is a lesion discovered by chance during the histological examination of resected tissue and comes as a complete surprise to the urologist. For a long time it remained unclear how this tumor should be defined, classified, and histopathologically and biologically interpreted. In recent years a host of suggestions have been made and studies conducted to deal with this problem [2, 5, 7, 11, 16, 17, 19, 22, 23]. These efforts have completed the histomorphological picture of the incidental prostatic carcinoma. The pathoanatomical features that distinguish this tumor from the clinically manifest, rectally palpable, and symptom-evoking prostatic carcinoma are its origin, growth, and histomorphology.


Radical Prostatectomy Residual Tumor Gleason Score Prostatic Carcinoma Residual Tumor Tissue 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Kastendieck
    • 1
  1. 1.Abteilung für PathologieAllgemeines Krankenhaus HarburgHamburg 90Germany

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