Associazione Italiana Veterinari Piccoli Animali
Affiliata WSAVA


La metaplasia squamosa della prostata


Fioretti M.
Libero Professionista, Milano


A chronic inflammatory stimulus can lead to a squamous metaplasia of the prostatic glandular epithelium and of the transitional elements covering the ductal structures. The same metaplasia may occur in case of estrogen excess and without an inflammatory pathogenesis. Tipically, this tissue alteration occurs in estrogen secreting testicular neoplasia (sertolioma).
The ultrasonographic features of a prostatic squamous metaplasia are not specific and our experience agrees with the bibliography.


prostate gland, prostatic ultrasonography, squamous metaplasia, prostatic cytology


Diagnostica per immagini