benign mimic

benign mimic

A generic term for a benign condition that mimics a malignancy, either clinically, by imaging or pathologically.

Benign mimics in pathology
• Atypical adenomaous hyperplasia—mimics prostate cancer.
• Florid endocervical glandular hyperplasia with intestinal and pyloric gland metaplasia—mimics adenoma malignum.
• Mastocytosis—mimics malignant osteoblastic metastases.
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Xanthogranulomatous sialadenitis, a benign mimic of malignancy.
Finally, 7% of the participants favored a benign mimic of PIN, including basal cell hyperplasia (3.
Unlike AMACR, which can be negative in about 20% of unequivocal PCa; is positive in a subset of benign mimics of PCa, including adenosis and partial atrophy; and may show focal staining in up to 20% of morphologically benign glands, (29-31) our results here confirm that ERG staining is highly specific for PCa and is exceedingly rare in benign glands (including mimickers of PCa).
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In recent years, in addition to consulting on medical cases referred by pathologists, this group has published several articles on the differentiation of DMM from benign mimics.
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