Written expressly for the surgical pathologist, the pathology resi-dent and the urologic surgeon, this volume describes the histopathologic appearances of diseases affecting the prostate and the seminal vesicles. The introductory chapter includes a dis-cussion on the role and limitations of immunohistochemistry and fine needle aspiration in the diagnosis of prostatic carcinoma. In the pathologic descriptions the main emphasis is placed on microscopic differential diagnosis. Many conditions are discussed including pro-static calculi, benign nodular hyperplasia, tumors of prostatic urethra, therapy-induced changes, and rare carcinomas. Many dia-grams, charts, tables and 221 photomicrographs complement the text.
PROSTATE GLAND. Introduction. Endocrinology. Atrophy. Prostatic Calculi. Prostatic Infarc-tion. Melanotic Lesions of the Prostate. Prostatitis. Mycotic Infec-tions and Parasitic Diseases. Basal Cell Hyperplasia (Basal Cell Adenoma). Benign Nodular Hyperplasia (BNH). Atypical Hyperplasia of the Prostate. Tumors of the Prostatic Urethra, Periurethral Ducts, and Cowper's Glands. Adenocarcinoma of Prostate. Rare Carcino-mas. Prostatic Carcinoid and "Carcinoid-Like" Prostatic Carcinoma. Benign Soft Tissue Tumors and Tumor-Like Lesions of Prostate. Malignant Soft Tissue Tumors. Leukemia and Lymphoma of Prostate. SEMINAL VESICLES. Index.