• Theodorus H. Van der Kwast


In recent years, several developments have taken place in the realm of the anatomo-pathology of the prostate. They include new insights in the anatomy of the prostate and its surrounding structures, a better understanding of potential precursor lesions for prostate cancer, while new guidelines on the pathologic grading and staging of prostate cancer have been proposed in order to improve their prognostic accuracy and to reduce interobserver variation among pathologists. With the increased availability of modern imaging modalities, clinicians have become more aware of the importance of prostate cancers in the anterior region of the prostate, particularly in the context of active surveillance of patients with a presumed low-risk prostate cancer. Above issues are addressed in this chapter.


Prostate Cancer Radical Prostatectomy Gleason Score Bladder Neck Peripheral Zone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity Health Network and University of TorontoTorontoCanada

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