Hi Guys, Just been pouring over my pathology report, still a bit confused as to the following statement, hoping for some help in interrupting please.
"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 4 appearance.
No Extraprostatic extension is seen."
My question - Is this a positive margin ?
Age 53yrs [Gold Coast Qld, Australia]
PSA 4 Gleason 7 [3+4=7]
RP 24/12/08 Dr Philip Stricker [Sydney]
Upgrade Gleason Score 7.6 [4+3=7]
Stage 2 Margin status- Focal Involvement
ED- okay with Meds.
PSA at 2 yrs, no change remains 0.03
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Post Edited (NotHard) : 3/18/2011 5:54:12 PM (GMT-6)