Mehmet Yucel, Sahin Kabay, Esra Gurlek Olgun, Tayfun Aydin, Namik Kemal Hatipoglu
- Dumlupinar University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Urology, Kutahya, Turkey
Dumlupinar University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Kutahya, Turkey
Dumlupinar University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Anaesthesiology, Kutahya, Turkey
Okmeydani Teaching Hospital, Department of Urology, Istanbul, Turkey
prostate, testicles, prostate cancer, metastasis
- Testicular metastasis from prostatic carcinoma is rare. The incidence of secondary testicular tumors ranges from 0.02 to 2.5% among autopsies in general. Prostate cancer is the most common primary site with the exception of leukemias and lymphomas. It is diagnosed in autopsies or incidentally after bilateral orchiectomy done as hormonal management of metastatic prostate carcinoma.
- We report a case, which was diagnosed with testicular metastases of giant prostate carcinoma. The diagnosis was suggested by MRI and shown after orchiectomy by histological examination. Then maximal androgen blockade was initiated and total PSA decreased to 10.8 ng/ml within three months.
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