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prostatic atypical glands

Wednesday 29 September 2021

atypical glands in prostate

The phrase "atypical glands suspicious for but not diagnostic of malignancy" (also known as "atypical small acinar proliferation" ASAP) is not a distinct pathologic diagnosis but rather an expression of diagnostic uncertainty applied in a variety of situations including:
- partially sampled focus of cancer,
- atypical glands at the edge of a core,
- artifacts introduced by poor histology (poor fixation, thick sections, suboptimal staining),
- atypical glands adjacent to high-grade PIN,
- atypical glands adjacent to inflammation,
- benign mimics of cancer with atypical features.


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See also

- prostatic glands
- prostatic anomalies
- atypical glands