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Pathology for Urologists

Prostatic Urethral Polyp

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  • Benign small polypoid or papillary structure that protrudes into the lumen of prostatic urethra.
  • Rare, encountered in a wide age range (10s to 80s).
  • Presents with hematuria, hemospermia or frequency.
  • Usually seen at the verumontanum.
  • Histology:
    • Polyp lined by urothelial or columnar cells with stroma containing benign prostatic glands (2 cell layers of secretory and basal cells) (image A) & (image B).
  • When seen in the bladder proper (mostly at trigone) is referred to as ectopic prostatic-type polyp.

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