Glossary Term:

Title

perineural invasion

Phonetic

<b>pair</b>-uh-<b>NOO</b>-rul

Description

invasion of cancer cells into areas around nerves of the prostate gland. This is sometimes reported by pathologists looking at the prostate after it has been surgically removed, but it is not thought to affect a man’s prognosis (survival outlook). See also pathologist, prostate.