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prostatic mucinous adenocarcinoma

Tuesday 22 July 2008

Mucinous adenocarcinoma of the prostate

Definition : Mucinous adenocarcinoma of the prostate is one of the least common variants of prostate cancer. The prognosis of this variant of prostate cancer remains controversial.

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Mucinous adenocarcinoma of the prostate treated by radical prostatectomy is not more aggressive, and possibly even less aggressive than nonmucinous prostatic adenocarcinoma. (18300802)

References

- Osunkoya AO, Nielsen ME, Epstein JI. Prognosis of mucinous adenocarcinoma of the prostate treated by radical prostatectomy: a study of 47 cases. Am J Surg Pathol. 2008 Mar;32(3):468-72. PMID: 18300802