An Unusual Etiology of Urinary Retention - Small Cell Prostate Carcinoma.

We report the case of a 63-year-old male who presented with painless gross hematuria and urinary retention. Pathology obtained from transurethral resection of the prostate revealed pure small cell carcinoma of the prostate. Metastatic evaluation confirmed stage IV disease with lymphatic and hepatic metastasis. Despite aggressive systemic chemotherapy, the patient succumbed to his disease eleven months after initial diagnosis. Small cell carcinoma is an aggressive variant of prostate cancer that often presents late in the clinical course. We review the literature and discuss the clinical features associated with this rare subset of prostate cancer.

Urology case reports. 2016 May 20*** epublish ***

Guanqun Li, Chunqing Feng, Chengmei Zhou, Gennady Bratslavsky, Timothy Byler

SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, USA., Department of Urology, Central Hospital, Shenyang Medical College, China., Department of Pathology, Central Hospital, Shenyang Medical College, China., SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, USA., SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, USA.