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Core biopsy of prostate from an elderly male. Click here to see the whole slide image.
B. Neuroendocrine tumor, prostate
Neuroendocrine tumor stained with synaptophysin (image): The stain for synaptophysin verifies that this is a neuroendocrine tumor of the prostate view whole slide image.
The microscopic pattern is not typical of standard adenocarcinoma of the prostate. The Cytoplasm is darker than expected and the nuclei are more pleomorphic. The exact nature of the tumor is revealed with immunohistochemistry.
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