Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2006 Nov;130(11):1693-706.

Carcinoid tumors of the urinary tract and prostate.

Author information

  • 1Department of Tissue Pathology, Institute of Clinical Pathology & Medical Research, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia. rajmohan.murali@email.cs.nsw.gov.au

Abstract

CONTEXT:

Carcinoid tumors are exceedingly rare in the genitourinary tract and may occur in the kidney, urinary bladder, urethra, or prostate.

OBJECTIVE:

To review the clinical and pathologic features of carcinoid tumors occurring in the urinary tract and prostate.

DATA SOURCES:

We searched the English language literature using MEDLINE and Ovid.

CONCLUSIONS:

Carcinoid tumors of the urinary tract and prostate share similar morphologic features with their counterparts in other organs. The differential diagnosis includes metastatic carcinoid tumor, paraganglioma, and nested variants of urothelial and prostatic carcinomas. Correlation of the clinical presentation and histopathologic features (including the immunohistochemical profile) will ensure accurate diagnosis of these rare tumors.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Allen Press, Inc.
    Loading ...
    Support Center