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Microscope Squamous Epithelium in BPH

A 63-year-old man develops urinary retention due to benign prostatic hyperplasia. A transurethral resection of the prostate is performed to relieve the obstruction. Microscopic study of the fragments reveals areas of squamous epithelium. What does this reflect?

a) Carcinoma in situ
b) Dysplastic changes
c) Metaplastic change near infarcts
d) Metastatic squamous cell carcinoma
e) Squamous cell carcinoma
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By elimination I pick C.
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Default option A or B

BPH is not risk factor for any prostate cancer.
so its just an dysplastic change.
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i think its C....prostate has glandular epithelium so foci of squamous epithelium probably represents metaplasia
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Ccc
Other options( a,b,d,e)are malignant or have high potential of malignant transformation
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What's the answer Cassandra?
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whats the answer??
its kinda too much...

you should post it within a day or two./....
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all other choices precursors to cancer or is a cancer
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Correct answer is c) Metaplastic change near infarcts

Infarcts are common in benign prostatic hyperplasia. These are nests of metaplastic squamous epithelium near the infarcts. They do not indicate malignancy.


as for B) - Dysplastic changes in prostate glands show abnormal nuclei in cells within the glandular structure itself. They do not look squamous.
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