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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 135-138

Incidental findings in the prostate above 50 years in an autopsy study in a tertiary care center from North India

1 Department of Pathology, Civil Hospital, Faridkot, Punjab, India
2 Department of Pathology, Dr. YSPGMC, Nahan, Himachal Pradesh, India
3 Department of Biochemistry, IGMC, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
4 Department of Pathology, MM Medical College and Hospital, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India
5 Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Patiala, Punjab, India

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijhas.IJHAS_7_18

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BACKGROUND: Autopsy study of the prostate is one of the vital subjects since diseases of the prostate are common among adults with some clinically asymptomatic during life. AIMS: The purpose of our study was to find out the histological patterns, their frequency, and age distribution of prostatic lesions in the South-Eastern part of Punjab by analyzing prostate biopsies in persons above 50 years in routine medicolegal autopsy specimens. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study was conducted on prostate glands removed from autopsies in 100 men aged 50 years and above who died of causes other than clinically diagnosed prostate disease. After removal, the prostate glands were fixed in 10% formalin, weighed, sectioned, and processed. Paraffin-embedded sections were stained with hematoxylin and eosin and systematically examined. RESULTS: Age of the subjects ranged from 51 to 83 years. The distribution of prostatic lesions showed 76% of cases having benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) including 28% of cases with concomitant chronic prostatitis, followed by acute prostatitis (4%), adenocarcinoma (7%), transitional cell carcinoma (2%), prostatic intra-epithelial neoplasia (2%), prostatic infarction (2%), leiomyoma (1%) and 6% of cases having normal prostatic histology respectively. CONCLUSION: BPH emerged as the most common lesion with fibroglandular hyperplasia as the commonest variant. Amongst the malignant lesions, adenocarcinoma was the frequently detected type.

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