Metastasis in testis from prostate cancer - Abstract

We present a case of an 89-year-old male diagnosed with a prostatic adenocarcinoma.

He developed a metastasis to his left testis and was treated with bilateral orchiectomy. Histology showed a ductal adenocarcinoma with positive immunohistochemical markers for PSA and p501. Testicular metastases from prostate cancer are rare and are assumed to be associated with progressed disease and poor prognosis. Ductal adenocarcinomas may be associated with a higher risk of dissemination to the testis.

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Mortensen MA, Engvad B, Geertsen L, Svolgaard N, Lund L.   Are you the author?
Urologisk Afdeling L, Odense Universitetshospital, Sdr. Boulevard 29, 5000 Odense.  

Reference: Ugeskr Laeger. 2014 Mar 24;176(13). pii: V10130632.

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 25349932

Article in Danish. Prostate Cancer Section