Posted 3/6/2009 2:48 AM (GMT -6)
Hi Guys, Anybody heard of "focal Involvement" when my pathology came back it read Margin status - Focally involved - location Right posterior, inferior third prostate. Extraprostatic Extension - Nil. It also reads it the guts of the report - In slice 2 carcinoma focally involves the right posterior surgical margin of excision within the prostatic capsule over a length of 0.5mm. Carcinoma at the margin shows mucinous differentiation and has a gleason grade of 4 appearance, no estraprostatic extension is seen.! Q. Does this mean a positive margin or just that it came very close to the edge of the capsule ?. The pathology report does not mention positive margins, just focal involvement !