Ectopic prostatic tissue in the uterine cervix

Oscar Larraza-Hernandez, Kyle H. Molberg, Guy Lindberg, Jorge Albores-Saavedra

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Abstract

This is the first reported case of ectopic prostatic tissue in the uterine cervix, diagnosed in a 38-year-old woman. A cluster of benign prostatic glands with cribriform and papillary patterns and focal squamous metaplasia occupied the superficial endocervical stroma. The glands were immunoreactive for prostatic specific antigen and prostatic specific acid phosphatase. This lesion, which could be confused with microglandular hyperplasia, mesonephric rests, or adenocarcinoma in situ may represent an embryonic rest.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-293
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecological Pathology
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1997

Keywords

  • Heterotopia
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Prostate Ectopia
  • Uterine cervix

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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