Neuroendocrine carcinoma of the prostate gland.

Small cell prostate carcinoma (SCPC) has a clinical course and prognosis that is markedly different from that of common adenocarcinoma of the prostate. The patient in this case presented with fever of unknown origin, dyspnea, and near spinal cord compression.

He was subsequently found to have widely metastatic high-grade neuroendocrine carcinoma of prostatic origin. This case emphasizes that despite the commonality of prostate cancer, there are rare presentations of this common disease.

Proceedings (Baylor University. Medical Center). 2016 Jan [Epub]

Pamela Hoof, Ginger Tsai-Nguyen, Scott Paulson, Almas Syed, Adam Mora

Department of Internal Medicine (Hoof, Tsai-Nguyen), Department of Oncology (Paulson), Department of Radiology (Syed), and Division of Pulmonary Disease (Mora), Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. , Department of Internal Medicine (Hoof, Tsai-Nguyen), Department of Oncology (Paulson), Department of Radiology (Syed), and Division of Pulmonary Disease (Mora), Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. , Department of Internal Medicine (Hoof, Tsai-Nguyen), Department of Oncology (Paulson), Department of Radiology (Syed), and Division of Pulmonary Disease (Mora), Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. , Department of Internal Medicine (Hoof, Tsai-Nguyen), Department of Oncology (Paulson), Department of Radiology (Syed), and Division of Pulmonary Disease (Mora), Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. , Department of Internal Medicine (Hoof, Tsai-Nguyen), Department of Oncology (Paulson), Department of Radiology (Syed), and Division of Pulmonary Disease (Mora), Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.

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