Bulbourethral gland

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Schematic showing the Bulbourethral gland (Cowper's gland) in relation to other structures. (WC/Gray's Anatomy)

Bulbourethral gland, also Cowper's gland, is an accessory gland of the male reproductive system found at the apex of the prostate gland. It may be confused with prostate carcinoma, especially foamy gland carcinoma.

General

Microscopic

Features:[1]

  • Lobular glands with abundant pale cytoplasm.
  • Often assocatiated with skeletal muscle.[2]

DDx:

Images

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Stains

IHC

Features:[1]

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Cina, SJ.; Silberman, MA.; Kahane, H.; Epstein, JI. (May 1997). "Diagnosis of Cowper's glands on prostate needle biopsy.". Am J Surg Pathol 21 (5): 550-5. PMID 9158679.
  2. URL: http://webpathology.com/image.asp?case=21&n=4. Accessed on: 3 June 2013.