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prostatic xanthoma

Sunday 22 January 2012

prostate xanthoma

Synopsis

- Usually an incidental finding in older men.
- Clusters of lipid-laden macrophages are seen.
- Differentiation from ‘hypernephroid” pattern of prostate cancer may be difficult.
- Xanthoma usually has inflammation nearby.
- The cells in question are negative for PSA and PAP and strongly stain for CD68.

Links

- Webpathology 1 and 2