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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Atrophy in specimens of radical prostatectomy: is there topographic relation to high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia or cancer?|
|Abstract:||It is controversial whether there is any relationship of proliferative inflammatory atrophy (PIA) to high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (HGPIN) and cancer (CA). It has been suggested a topographic relation and a potential of the proliferative epithelium in PIA to progress to HGPIN and/or CA. The aim of this study was to analyze in radical prostatectomies a possible topographic relation of the lesions. A total of 3,186 quadrants from 100 whole-mount consecutive surgical specimens were examined. The frequency of quadrants showing: only PIA, PIA+CA, PIA+HGPIN, or PIA+HGPIN+CA was determined. Extent and distance between the lesions were evaluated by a semiquantitative point-count method previously described. We also studied foci with partial or complete atrophy without inflammation. The statistical methods included the Kruskal-Wallis and the Mann-Whitney tests and the Spearman correlation coefficient. The mean (range) of quadrants showing only PIA, PIA+CA, PIA+HGPIN, and PIA+HGPIN+CA was 3.29 (0-21), 2.51 (0-11), 0.77 (0-6), and 0.44 (0-4), respectively (P < 0.01). Most of the foci of PIA were significantly located in a distance > 5 than < 5 mm from HGPIN or CA. There was no significant correlation between extent of PIA (P = 0.64, r = 0.05) with extent of HGPIN. There was a significant negative correlation of extent of PIA (P = 0.01, r = -0.27) with extent of CA. Similar results were found considering foci either with or without inflammation. Chronic inespecific inflammation was not seen in foci of partial atrophy. A topographic relation of PIA to HGPIN and/or CA was not supported by our study.|
High-grade intraepithelial neoplasia
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