International Urology and Nephrology

, Volume 42, Issue 3, pp 683–687

A pure primary low-grade neuroendocrine carcinoma (carcinoid tumor) of the prostate

  • Salvatore Giordano
  • Teemu Tolonen
  • Tuomo Tolonen
  • Susanna Hirsimäki
  • Vesa Kataja
Urology - Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s11255-009-9660-8

Cite this article as:
Giordano, S., Tolonen, T., Tolonen, T. et al. Int Urol Nephrol (2010) 42: 683. doi:10.1007/s11255-009-9660-8

Abstract

The first time in Scandinavia we present a case report of a pure primary low-grade neuroendocrine carcinoma (carcinoid tumor) of the prostate. Our patient is a 34-year-old male with a long history of symptomatic chronic prostatitis/prostatodynia. After developing severe obstructive uropathy, a transurethral resection was performed. An unexpected diagnosis of a low-grade neuroendocrine carcinoma was made. Subsequently, in radical prostatovesiculectomy, we noted metastases to both seminal vesicles and two inguinal lymph nodes. Follow up is ongoing.

Keywords

ProstateLow-grade neuroendocrine carcinomaCarcinoid tumorNeuroendocrine differentiation

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© Springer Science+Business Media, B.V. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Salvatore Giordano
    • 1
  • Teemu Tolonen
    • 2
  • Tuomo Tolonen
    • 1
  • Susanna Hirsimäki
    • 1
  • Vesa Kataja
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryVaasa Central HospitalVaasaFinland
  2. 2.Department of PathologyVaasa Central HospitalVaasaFinland
  3. 3.Department of OncologyVaasa Central HospitalVaasaFinland