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Biomedical Sciences - PRINCIPLES OF DISEASE





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Week 4

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Tissues may recover from injury/stress through repair and regeneration, or respond through cellular adaptation. If the insult persists, then chronic inflammation may occur leading to long term damage.

Cellular adaptation 3

Created by Prof. Mike Dixon

Male age 62

Tissue: Prostate

This patient had a long history of increasing difficulty with micturition (poor stream, frequency and nocturia) and more recently had suffered several episodes of acute cystitis. The clinical findings (PR examination etc.) and the serum PSA levels did not suggest malignancy. He underwent a retro-pubic prostatectomy. What does PSA stand for?

The enlarged prostate gland has been incised. The cut surface reveals a well-developed nodularity.


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