The role of resection of pulmonary metastases from prostate cancer: A case report and literature review - Abstract

Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.


We report a case of a 53-year-old man who presented with two nodules in the lower lobe and one nodule in the upper lobe of the right lung almost 7 years after radical prostatectomy for pT3aN0M0, Gleason 4+5 disease, without evidence of osseous or lymphatic spread. Surgical resection of the lower lung nodules confirmed metastases, but prostate-specific antigen did not drop to undetectable levels. Isolated pulmonary metastases from prostate cancer are rare with only 33 previously described cases in the English-language literature, 18 of which were solitary metastases. We review the principles of management, including metastasectomy and long-term prognosis.

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Wallis CJ, English JC, Goldenberg SL.   Are you the author?

Reference: Can Urol Assoc J. 2011 Dec;5(6):E104-8.
doi: 10.5489/cuaj.10136

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 22154171 Prostate Cancer Section