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Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology

A case of pure foamy gland carcinoma of prostate on needle core biopsy

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Author Details : Padmanabhan Anitha, Kale Kshitija*, Gadgil Nitin M, Gwalani Dhansha

Volume : 7, Issue : 2, Year : 2020

Article Page : 317-319

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Pure foamy gland carcinoma in prostate needle biopsy is seldom encountered. Majority of the prostatic
carcinoma cases are acinar type adenocarcinoma. The features of classic acinar adenocarcinoma like
large nuclei, prominent nucleoli and infiltrative pattern are not seen in most of the cases of foamy gland
carcinoma. Foamy gland carcinoma (FGC) is composed of cells with characteristic abundant foamy
cytoplasm and low N:C ratio. These low-grade FGC can mimic benign prostatic glands and thus serve
as a diagnostic challenge. We here report a case of pure foamy gland variant of adenocarcinoma diagnosed
on TRUS biopsy.

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Doi : 10.18231/j.ijpo.2020.061

How to cite : Anitha P , Kshitija K, Gadgil Nitin M, Dhansha G, A case of pure foamy gland carcinoma of prostate on needle core biopsy. Indian J Pathol Oncol 2020;7(2):317-319

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