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Blue nevus of the prostate.
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PMID:  21631277     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract Blue nevus is one of the melanotic lesions that can incidentally arise in the prostate gland. A literature review identified 28 previously reported cases, and although rare, the blue nevus appeared to be the commonest melanocytic lesion arising in the prostate. The differential diagnosis includes melanosis and malignant melanoma, as well as nonmelanotic lesions due to deposition of lipofuscin, hemosiderin and, rarely, homogentisic acid. The distinction among these lesions can typically be made based on morphologic grounds but may also be aided by histochemical and immunohistochemical stains such as stains for iron, S100 protein, HMB-45, and CD68 as needed. Blue nevus of the prostate is a benign lesion with no malignant potential to date, so no further treatment is warranted.
Virginia L Dailey; Omar Hameed
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine     Volume:  135     ISSN:  1543-2165     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med.     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7607091     Medline TA:  Arch Pathol Lab Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  799-802     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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