Incidental Secondary Pathological Findings in Prostate Needle Biopsies and Radical Prostatectomy Specimens
Frances L Rosario-Quinones, Pamela D Unger, Guang-Qian Xiao. Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
Background: Prostate needle biopsies and radical prostatectomies have become increasingly common specimens examined by pathologists. Existing literature has mainly focused on the main three pathologic processes that commonly affect the prostate gland; benign prostatic hyperplasia, inflammation, and carcinoma. No existing literature has systemically looked into additional pathologic processes in the prostate gland. We present a series of secondary pathologies identified in prostate biopsies and radical prostatectomies over the course of six years.
Design: We retrospectively and prospectively reviewed all the prostate biopsies and radical prostatectomies collected at our institution between 2006-2012. A total of 8350 cases were reviewed, 135 of these were radical cystoprostatectomies for bladder cancer, with or without concurrent prostate cancer. Pelvic lymph node dissections pertaining to radical prostatectomies were also included in the study.
Results: Secondary pathological findings were identified in 135 of the reviewed cases. (Table 1)
|Finding||Prostate Biopsies||Radical Prostatectomies|
|Prostate||Pelvic Lymph Nodes|
|Seminal Vesicle Amyloid||8||36|