Flashcards in Urogenital Pathology Deck (42)
Symptoms of nodular hyperplasia
Difficulty starting micturation
Decreased stream size
Incomplete bladder emptying
What is another name for nodular hyperplasia
Benign prostatic hypertrophy
What are the 4 zones in a normal prostate gland
Most carcinomas arise from which zone of the prostate gland?
Nodular hyperplasia typically occurs in which zone of the prostate gland
Central zone- causes urinary obstruction before carcinomas
Describe the growth of prostatic nodules in older men, compared with younger me
In older men they form and enlarge
In younger men (
Main cause of nodular hyperplasia
Impaired cell death- acumulation of senescent cells in the prostate
What role do androgens play in nodular hyperplasia?
They are able to increase cellular proliferation and inhibit cell death
What is the most common prostatic carcinoma?
Prostatic adenocarcinomas (95% prostatic malignancies)
In which age groups/ethnicities are prostatic adenocarcinomas most common?
>40yrs, increase incidence in african ancestry
Risk factors for prostatic carcinomas
How significant are BRCA2 mutations in increasing the risk of prostatic carcinoma?
x20 increased risk
What is the scoring system for prostatic carcinomas
Gleason's scoring system
What is the prognosis for prostatic carcinoma
Risk factors for testicular germ cell tumours
Prior TGCT in contralateral testicle
Disorders of sex development
Prior testicular biopsy
What are the 2 types of testicular germ cell tumours?
Seminomas are common in which age group
Teratomas are common in which age group?
Which type of non germ cell testicular tumour presents as testicular enlargement, usually without pain, 10% metastases.
Which type of non germ cell testicular tumour presents as gradual testicualr swelling, usually benign pre-puberty but often malignant post puberty
Symptoms of seminoma
gynacomastia, exomphalmos, infertility
What hormones are secreted by seminomas?
PLAP and hCG
What is the cause of gynacomastia in seminomas
What hormones are secreted by teratomas?
Pure teratomatous tissues do not secrete tumour markers
Which type of germ cell testicular tumour is well demarcated, cream coloured, homogenous and coarsely lobulated
Seminoma (looks like semilina)
Which type of germ cell testicular tumour is well demarcated, solid, and multicystic
Which type of germ cell testicular tumour is made up of monotonous polygonal cells with mostly clear cytoplasm and central nuclei divided into lobules by thin bands of fibrovascular stroma
Which type of germ cell testicular tumour is an admixture of ectoderm and mesoderm
Infarcted seminiferous tubules, surrounded by purulent exudate containing neutrophils and other inflammatory cells
Acute and chronic epididymoorchitis