Scanning electron microscopy of hyperplastic and neoplastic human prostate.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Acinar cells of neoplastic prostate tissues are more heterogeneous in size and shape than benign hyperplastic cells when observed by scanning electron microscopy. Three types of acinar cells are recognizable by surface structure, cells with microvilli, cells without microvilli, and cells with membrane ruffles. The pitted cells previously seen in BPH tissues are probably artifactual. The identity of the crater cells is sitll in question.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Stone, MP; Stone, KR; Paulson, DF

Published Date

  • July 23, 1976

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 71 - 75

PubMed ID

  • 60818

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0300-5623

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF00256320


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Germany