Journal of Cytology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 121--123

Cutaneous metastases of prostatic adenocarcinoma


Shashikant CU Patne1, Bitan Naik1, Pranab Patnaik2, Sameer Trivedi2 
1 Department of Pathology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Urology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Shashikant CU Patne
Department of Pathology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi - 221 005, Uttar Pradesh
India

Prostatic adenocarcinoma (PA) is a common visceral malignancy of elderly men. Cutaneous metastasis of PA is rare. The incidence is <1%. A 55-year-old man presented with urinary symptoms and multiple cutaneous nodules around suprapubic region, inner aspect of both thighs and scrotum. Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of cutaneous nodules was suggestive of metastatic adenocarcinoma. Skin and prostatic biopsies confirmed the cytological diagnosis. Serum level of prostate specific antigen was raised. Total prostatectomy revealed adenocarcinoma of Gleason«SQ»s score 7 (3 + 4). Though rare, cutaneous metastases of PA must be known to cytopathologists. Meticulously performed FNAC in such cases may help in early diagnosis.


How to cite this article:
Patne SC, Naik B, Patnaik P, Trivedi S. Cutaneous metastases of prostatic adenocarcinoma.J Cytol 2015;32:121-123


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Patne SC, Naik B, Patnaik P, Trivedi S. Cutaneous metastases of prostatic adenocarcinoma. J Cytol [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Jun 1 ];32:121-123
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