Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of prostatic lymphoma/leukemia?

Updated: Dec 22, 2019
  • Author: Joshua I Warrick, MD; Chief Editor: Liang Cheng, MD  more...
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The differential diagnosis for prostatic tumors that have the appearance of diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCL) is wide, including the following [3] :

  • High-grade neoplasms (eg, prostatic adenocarcinoma, urothelial carcinoma)
  • Small cell carcinoma
  • Sarcoma

The differential diagnosis for prostate leukemia/lymphoma also includes the following non-neoplastic processes:

  • Benign chronic inflammation with follcular hyperplasia
  • Granulomatous prostatitis

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