Unilateral exophthalmos revealing metastatic prostate cancer - Abstract

Prostate cancer, when metastatic, typically involves the axial skeleton. Sphenoidal metastasis is uncommon. We report a rare case of a 75-year-old man who presented with isolated unilateral exophthalmos. Digital rectal examination and serum prostate-specific antigen level were suggestive of metastatic prostate cancer. The prostate biopsy and imaging findings confirmed the source of the exophthalmos as a sphenoidal metastasis of an aggressive prostate adenocarcinoma.


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El Yazami Adli O, Elammari JE, Elfassi MJ, Farih MH.   Are you the author?
Department of Urology, Hassan II University Hospital, Fez, Morocco.

Reference: Urology. 2012 Jan 12. Epub ahead of print.
doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2011.11.015

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 22245296

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