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BPH, PSA, and the risk of having prostate cancer (PCA)

Seife Hailemariam and Lukas Bubendorf

in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men

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ISBN: 9780199572779
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199607501 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199572779.003.0004

Series: Oxford Urology Library

BPH, PSA, and the risk of having prostate cancer (PCA)

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• Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a common benign disorder of the prostate that, when advanced, results in varying degrees of urinary obstruction with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) • The disease represents a nodular enlargement of the prostate mainly in the transition zone (TZ) caused by hyperplasia of both glandular and stromal components • It occurs only in individuals with intact testes indicating androgen dependency • Despite topographic and architectural similarities between PCA arising in TZ and atypical adenomatous hyperplasia (AAH) and BPH, there is no convincing evidence linking BPH or AAH to PCA.

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Subjects: Genito-urinary Medicine

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