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Carcinosarcoma of the prostate with multiple metastases: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15907718     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
Vairavan S Subramanian; Michael Coburn; Brian J Miles
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Urologic oncology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1078-1439     ISO Abbreviation:  Urol. Oncol.     Publication Date:    2005 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-23     Completed Date:  2005-09-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9805460     Medline TA:  Urol Oncol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinosarcoma / pathology*
Fatal Outcome
Neoplasm Metastasis*
Prostatic Neoplasms / pathology*

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