Advanced prostatic ductal carcinoma in a patient with a long survival time following a total pelvis exenteration: A case report.

Ductal adenocarcinoma of the prostate (DAP) is a rare variant of prostate cancer, and has poorly-identified clinical characteristics. Few cases have been previously reported in Chinese males and DAP is more commonly reported in Caucasian males over 70-years of age.

In the present study, a 55-year-old Chinese male patient that demonstrated typical lower urinary tract symptoms and normal prostatic-specific antigen levels underwent a transurethral resection of the prostate. The patient was subsequently diagnosed with DAP. A total pelvis exenteration was then conducted successfully. During the 40-month follow-up, the patient remained progression-free. A review of the literature was conducted in order to assess the clinical course, diagnosis, prognosis and optimal management for DAP. The review indicated that DAP is more likely to demonstrate an aggressive clinical course and an unfavorable prognosis; therefore, once the diagnosis has been confirmed, an aggressive management strategy is recommended for the patient, even in the case of metastatic disease.

Oncology letters. 2016 Jan 08 [Epub]

Changwei Ji, Ming Zhou, Weidong Gan, Jinyu Zheng, Xiang Yan, Hongqian Guo

Department of Urology, Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, The Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210008, P. R. China. , Department of Urology, Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, The Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210008, P. R. China. , Department of Urology, Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, The Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210008, P. R. China. , Department of Pathology, Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, The Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210008, P. R. China. , Department of Urology, Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, The Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210008, P. R. China. , Department of Urology, Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, The Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210008, P. R. China.

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