Mucinous metaplasia in dogs prostate and its anatomical distribution

R. Koren, S. Perl, L. Zajdel, A. Paz, O. E. Oberkleid, A. Nyska, R. Gal

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Ten dogs prostates, removed during consecutive post mortem examinations, were investigated for the presence of mucinous metaplasia, defined as tall columnar cells containing mucin which is both alcian blue (A.B.)- and periodic-acid-Schiff (P.A.S.)-positive. Five of the prostates were normal, and five showed benign hyperplasia (BPH). Mucinous metaplasia was found, in four of the hyperplastic prostates, and in one of the normal glands, all of them in dogs older than 7 years. It involved mainly the posterior inferior periurethral region suggesting an association with the prostatic utricle. To our knowledge, mucinous metaplasia has not been previously described in dogs prostate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-318
Number of pages6
JournalRevue de Medecine Veterinaire
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1998


  • Acidic mucins
  • Dogs prostate
  • Mucinous metaplasia
  • Neutral mucins


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