Histopathology of the Human Prostate Gland
In the past, the modality of treatment, whether it be surgical, hormonal or chemotherapeutic, depended on the histological type and organ system from which the tumor cells were derived. Unfortunately, at the present time, we have no clear-cut definitive explanations as to why some prostatic carcinomas, in many institutions, are not usually defined as to histological type, extent or grade. Also, why some tumors act in a more benign clinical fashion in one patient and in a more malignant manner in another. Many of these prostatic carcinomatous patterns should be diagnosed as to their type and also their extent both in terms of volume and percentage of the involved prostate gland. Perhaps, some time in the near future, the various histological types and grades as well as their extent will also be correlated with the regions of the world in which the patient dwells and with other epidemiological factors. Without these multispectral analyses, the pathobiology of prostate carcinoma will remain an enigma as it has for the last 40 years.
KeywordsProstatic Carcinoma Prostate Gland Transitional Cell Carcinoma Prostatic Urethra Retropubic Prostatectomy
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