Introduction and importance: Common prostatic neoplasms are diagnosed frequently, whereas rare entities require particular awareness and special clinical management. Case presentation: A 31-year-old man presented with dysuria, hematuria and urinary retention. Histomorphological analysis of material obtained by transurethral resection of the prostate initially favored a sarcomatoid carcinoma, but immunohistochemistry allowed the correct diagnosis of sarcoma of the specialized stroma of the prostate. Clinical discussion: The patient refused surgical treatment and, despite chemotherapy, he died 8 months after the diagnosis. Herein, we will highlight the diagnostic and therapeutic challenge of prostatic stromal sarcoma by illustrating this case and reviewing the relevant literature. Conclusion: Although rare and shadowed by more common neoplasms that may mimic it, prostatic stromal sarcoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of bladder and prostate neoplasms because of its dismal prognosis.

Prostatic stromal sarcoma: Report of a rare case in a young male and review of the literature

Maria Addesso;Alessandro Caputo;Pio Zeppa;Antonio D’Antonio
2023-01-01

Abstract

Introduction and importance: Common prostatic neoplasms are diagnosed frequently, whereas rare entities require particular awareness and special clinical management. Case presentation: A 31-year-old man presented with dysuria, hematuria and urinary retention. Histomorphological analysis of material obtained by transurethral resection of the prostate initially favored a sarcomatoid carcinoma, but immunohistochemistry allowed the correct diagnosis of sarcoma of the specialized stroma of the prostate. Clinical discussion: The patient refused surgical treatment and, despite chemotherapy, he died 8 months after the diagnosis. Herein, we will highlight the diagnostic and therapeutic challenge of prostatic stromal sarcoma by illustrating this case and reviewing the relevant literature. Conclusion: Although rare and shadowed by more common neoplasms that may mimic it, prostatic stromal sarcoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of bladder and prostate neoplasms because of its dismal prognosis.
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11386/4825311
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? 0
  • Scopus 0
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 0
social impact