Virchows Archiv

, Volume 441, Issue 3, pp 231–237

Nonepithelial tumor-like lesions of the prostate: a never-ending diagnostic problem

  • Burkhard Helpap
Review Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00428-002-0665-2

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Helpap, B. Virchows Arch (2002) 441: 231. doi:10.1007/s00428-002-0665-2


Nonepithelial tumor-like lesions of the prostate include benign prostatic hyperplasia-associated stromal nodules, postoperative spindle cell nodules, benign mesenchymal tumors and sarcomas. These lesions and neoplasms are rare but need to be exactly classified for adequate treatment. This review focuses on the differential diagnosis between the various benign and malignant entities and compares the new WHO classification with a recently published typing of prostatic stromal lesions of unknown malignant potential.

Prostate Nodular stromal lesions Prostatic-stromal proliferations of unknown malignant potential

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Burkhard Helpap
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  1. 1.Department of Pathology, Hegau-Klinikum Singen, Academic Teaching Hospital, University of Freiburg, Postfach 720, 78207 Singen, GermanyGermany