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Mucinous Metaplasia in Prostate

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The glands are lined by tall columnar cells distended with mucin. The nuclei are small, hyperchromatic, basally located and lack prominent nucleoli. The cytoplasmic contents are PAS+ve-diastase resistant and stain with Alcian blue and mucicarmine. The differential diagnosis is with Cowper’s glands and adenocarcinoma.

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