Carcinosarcoma of the prostate with multiple metastases: Case report and review of the literature

Vairavan S. Subramanian, Michael Coburn, Brian J. Miles

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Abstract

A case of carcinosarcoma of the prostate in a previously healthy 65-year-old man is reported. The tumor was initially diagnosed as adenocarcinoma, but the prostatectomy specimen showed a 717-g prostate, with evidence of adenocarcinoma and carcinosarcoma without heterologous structures. By 3-month follow-up, local recurrence, and liver, lung, and bone metastases had developed in the patient. He died of disease 10 months postoperatively. Carcinosarcoma of the prostate is a very rare but highly aggressive cancer with limited therapeutic options that should be treated with surgery and managed symptomatically. We believe this article is the forty-second case reported in the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-183
Number of pages3
JournalUrologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005

Keywords

  • Carcinosarcoma
  • Prostate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Urology

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