Cytogenetic support for primacy prostatic cancer in a patient presenting with a soft tissue mass in the leg

WM Molenaar*, MEJ Stoepker, AJ deRuiter, HJ Hoekstra, E vandenBerg

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Abstract

A 65-year-old man presented with a soft tissue mass in the leg, clinically suspect of a sarcoma. Histologic examination suggested a metastatic adenocarcinoma of the prostate, which could not be confirmed by immunohistologic studies. However, cytogenetic analysis strongly supported this diagnosis. A primary prostatic carcinoma was indeed found and the patient died of widely disseminated disease. These findings illustrate the significance of chromosomal analysis in the search for a primary tumor in patients with an unknown primary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-149
Number of pages3
JournalCancer Genetics and Cytogenetics
Volume86
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb-1996

Keywords

  • PRIMARY TUMOR SITE
  • CARCINOMA
  • ADENOCARCINOMA
  • NEOPLASMS

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