Carcinoma of the prostate is one of the main causes of mortality in male in western countries and its incidental finding is during autopsy. It is a very important subject concerning the society.
Many efforts have been done to detect it in its early stage using many diagnostic tools like serum PSA estimation, Transrectal Ultrasound and Needle biopsy. To interpretate histopathologically prostatic autopsy samples from men over 50 years of age. including the frequency of incidental carcinoma of the prostate in our country and compare it with other studies as well as analyzing the collected samples according to Lesions to confirm the diagnosis. Within one year, 50 prostatic samples were collected from autopsy cases at the Medicolegal Institute in Baghdad as part of the routine work in the institute. Males over 50 years of age were included in the study who died from cause's unrelated to prostatic diseases. The mean age of the cases under study was 59.3 years [range 50-80]. Benign prostatic hyperplasia [BPH] was the commonest pathological finding of all cases. Latent carcinoma of the prostate was representing 6% of all cases and it was not associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia. All cases arose in the peripheral zone. Benign prostatic hyperplasia was the commonest pathological finding with low frequency of carcinoma of the prostate compared to other studies. No significant association was found between BPH and carcinoma of the prostate
Yarub I. Kattab ,Mutaz A. Al Qazzaz ,Ahmed Al Hadithi ,
Histopathological interpretation of prostatic autopsy in men over 50 years old in Baghdad,
Al-Kindy Coll. Med. J. 2006;
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