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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 27-29

Neuroendocrine variant of carcinoma of the prostate


1 Department of Urology, JN Medical College, KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research (Deemed-to-be-University), JNMC Campus; KLES Kidney Foundation, KLES Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Belagavi, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Urology, KLES Kidney Foundation, KLES Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Belagavi, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Urology, JN Medical College, KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research (Deemed-to-be-University), JNMC Campus, Belagavi, Karnataka, India
4 Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology, Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. R B Nerli
Department of Urology, JN Medical College, KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research (Deemed-to-be-University), JNMC Campus, Belagavi - 590 010, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/IJNO.IJNO_14_18

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Alterations in the differentiation pathway of prostate cancer can be seen in a small proportion of patients, giving rise to a neuroendocrine (NE) variant. Such tumors possess a number of biologic characteristics unique to NE tumors that can also arise from other organs. Rapidly growing disease with the following clinical characteristics such as pelvic masses, visceral involvement, osteolytic metastasis with hypercalcemia, and brain metastasis should prompt evaluation for the NE variant. We report a case of NE variant of prostatic carcinoma presenting in an elderly male and rapidly progressing to metastasize even the brain.


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