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In Vivo. 1994 May-Jun;8(3):439-43.

High grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (HGPIN) and prostatic adenocarcinoma between the ages of 20-69: an autopsy study of 249 cases.

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Department of Pathology, Harper Hospital, Detroit, Michigan 48201.


The relationship of prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN) and invasive carcinoma of the prostate is not fully understood. It is generally accepted that HGPIN is a probable preinvasive malignant change or at least a marker lesion for carcinoma. The prevalence of HGPIN in younger men is not known. Two hundred and forty nine entirely processed prostates from men aged 20-69 were thoroughly evaluated for the presence of PIN and carcinoma. The histologic diagnosis of all positive cases was confirmed by two pathologists. Our results are summarized as follows: Seventy seven percent of the prostates with HGPIN harbored adenocarcinoma, whereas the frequency of cancer in prostates without HGPIN was 24%. HGPIN was encountered in 0, 5, 10, 41 and 63% of men in the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 7th decades, respectively. The corresponding figures for invasive carcinoma were 2, 29, 32, 55, and 64% respectively.

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