Atypical Small Acinar Proliferation
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Prostate tissue with small focus of atypical glands
5% of prostate biopsies
The same age as prostate cancer (mean 65.8 years (Range 44–80)).
All prostate zones.
Definitive therapy (either surgical or nonsurgical) discouraged. Repeat biopsy and follow-up (Borboroglu et al. 2001).
Risk of detection of carcinoma on needle core re-biopsy: 40%.
References and Further Reading
- Montironi, R., Scattoni, V., Mazzucchelli, R., Lopez-Beltran, A., Bostwick, D. G., & Montorsi, F. (2006). Atypical foci suspicious but not diagnostic of malignancy in prostate needle biopsies (also referred to as “atypical small acinar proliferation suspicious for but not diagnostic of malignancy”). European Urology, 50, 666–674.CrossRefGoogle Scholar