Primary yolk sac tumor of the prostate: A case report and review of the literature - Abstract

Endodermal sinus (yolk sac) tumors (ESTs) are rare neoplasms that most commonly arise in the ovaries or testis.

Only six cases of prostatic ESTs have been reported in the literature. We report a case of prostatic EST, the first case in which the patient had a history of previous testis cancer. Treatment included cisplatin-based chemotherapy and radical prostatectomy. Previous cases of primary ESTs and use of cisplatin-based therapy as well as metastatic tumors to the prostate are discussed.

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Furr JR, Mellis AM, Slobodov G.   Are you the author?
Department of Urology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Okla., USA.

Reference: Urol Int. 2015 Apr 2. Epub ahead of print.

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 25871265 Prostate Cancer Section