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prostatic urethral polyp

Thursday 30 August 2018

Definition : polyp of prostatic tissue protruding in the urethral lumen.


- Mostly in adult men
- Usually asymptomatic but may cause hematuria
- Cystoscopically, the lesions appear as discrete small papillary growths that may be solitary or extensive, producing a velvety coating on the mucosa


- Papillary fronds contain a thin fibrovascular core and are covered by normal prostatic acinar epithelium
- Occasionally, foci of residual urothelium can be seen

See also

- urtheral anomalies