Gemcitabine/Carboplatin Chemotherapy for Pure Small Cell Carcinoma of the Prostate: A Case Report

Kuan-Chou Chen, Wen-Hsiang Chiou, Han-Sun Chiang, Jan-Show Chu, Chien-Jui Cheng

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Abstract

Small cell carcinoma of the prostate is rare and is thought to behave clinically as a highly aggressive neoplasm. We report on a patient with pure small cell carcinoma of the prostate presenting as multiple organ metastases. Immunohistochemical studies of the tumor cells revealed positive reactions to chromogranin A, synaptophysin, and cytokeratin stains, and a negative reaction to PSA stain. This patient received 5 courses of gemcitabine/carboplatin chemotherapy after transurethral resection of the prostate, and the previous metastatic bone lesions showed partial resolution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-23
Number of pages7
Journal輔仁醫學期刊
Volume3
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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Keywords

  • 攝護腺
  • 小細胞癌
  • 神經內分泌
  • 組織免疫染色
  • chemotherapy
  • prostate
  • small cell carcinoma
  • neuroendocrine
  • immunohistochemical studies

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