Single foci prostate cancer: current diagnosis and management.

Curr Urol 2013 Aug 28;7(1):1-6. Epub 2013 Jul 28.

Pathology, General Hospital of Kalamata, Kalamata, Greece.

Diagnosis of small prostate cancer foci is a real challenge for pathologists and urologists as it carries the risk of false positive or negative diagnosis with clinical consequences. Diagnosis of small prostate cancer foci requires a strict methodological approach which includes a search for major and minor features under low and high magnification. Ambiguous cases can be further clarified with the use of basal cell immunomarkers complemented by a positive indicator of malignancy. Despite the new diagnostic armamentarium, a few cases will continue to remain doubtful and might require an appropriate rebiopsy.

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August 2013

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