Carcinoid tumors of the urinary tract and prostate

Rajmohan Murali*, Kenneth Kneale, Nestor Lalak, Warick Delprado

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Context.-Carcinoid tumors are exceedingly rare in the genitourinary tract and may occur in the kidney, urinary bladder, urethra, or prostate. Objective.-To review the clinical and pathologic features of carcinoid tumors occurring in the urinary tract and prostate. Data Sources.-We searched the English language literature using MEDLINE and Ovid. Conclusions.-Carcinoid tumors of the urinary tract and prostate share similar morphologic features with their counterparts in other organs. The differential diagnosis includes metastatic carcinoid tumor, paraganglioma, and nested variants of urothelial and prostatic carcinomas. Correlation of the clinical presentation and histopathologic features (including the immunohistochemical profile) will ensure accurate diagnosis of these rare tumors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1693-1706
Number of pages14
JournalArchives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2006
Externally publishedYes


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