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 !
6 out of 8 cores positive 3 X 60% / 3 X 10%
Robotic Surgery 24/12/08
Upgrade Gleason 4+3=7
Neg Margins and Nodes
Nil - Extraprostatic Extentions
Dry less than 1 week (unbelievable)
ED- taking Meds/ No result yet
PSA 28/1/09 0.03
PSA 24/2/09 0.03
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