What is the meaning of “atypical glands suspicious but not diagnostic of adenocarcinoma” in a pathology diagnosis? Is “atypical small acinar proliferation” a pathologic entity?
Atypical glands suspicious but not diagnostic of carcinoma indicate that the pathologic findings are not sufficient for a definitive diagnosis of cancer but suspicious enough for further investigation. Therefore, a rebiopsy should be recommended. Only a definitive diagnosis of carcinoma is an indication for therapy; a suspicious diagnosis should not lead to therapy for prostate cancer such as surgery, irradiation, or hormonal therapy.
KeywordsNeedle Core Biopsy Prostate Biopsy Prostatic Adenocarcinoma Repeat Biopsy Pathologic Entity