Implications of amyloidosis on prostatic biopsy
Article first published online: 12 OCT 2004
International Journal of Urology
Volume 11, Issue 10, pages 925–927, October 2004
How to Cite
LAWRENTSCHUK, N., PAN, D., STILLWELL, R. and BOLTON, D. M. (2004), Implications of amyloidosis on prostatic biopsy. International Journal of Urology, 11: 925–927. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-2042.2004.00921.x
- Issue published online: 12 OCT 2004
- Article first published online: 12 OCT 2004
- Received 25 November 2003; accepted 16 March 2004.
- prostate-specific antigen;
- seminal vesicles.
Abstract Transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy of the prostate is an integral step in the investigation of patients at risk of prostate adenocarcinoma. With an increasing number of biopsies being performed, uncommon forms of prostatic pathology will be identified more frequently. Amyloidosis of the prostate and/or the seminal vesicles may be noted on transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy of the prostate and the implications of this histological diagnosis must be understood. We present our experience of two such cases of amyloidosis and review the literature regarding their management.