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Indian Journal of Surgery
Medknow Publications on behalf of Association of Surgeons of India
ISSN: 0972-2068
Vol. 65, No. 4, 2003, pp. 368-369
Bioline Code: is03073
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Surgery, Vol. 65, No. 4, 2003, pp. 368-369

 en Case Report - Subcutaneous metastasis as first evidence of prostatic cancer
Vikesh Agarwal, Pawan Agarwal, Kishan Das Baghel


A rare case of subcutaneous metastasis from prostatic cancer is presented. Swelling in left inguinal region proved to be adenocarcinoma consistent with carcinoma prostate on histopathology and immunohistochemistry. No primary was identified but was associated with raised prostate specific antigen. Poor response to hormonal ablation and rapid progression to death was observed. Cutaneous and subcutaneous metastases from prostatic cancer are rare. The case reported in the present paper, first evidence of a prostatic cancer, is even more exceptional. The literature on this rare presentation is briefly reviewed.

Subcutaneous metastasis, Carcinoma prostate

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