Indian Journal of Urology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 292--294

Brachial plexopathy in carcinoma of the prostate: An uncommon presentation of a common malignancy


C Danny Darlington 
 Department of Surgery, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India

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C Danny Darlington
Department of Surgery, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry
India

Neurological presentation is rare in carcinoma prostate. Brachial plexopathy as the only manifestation of carcinoma prostate is very rare and has not been previously reported. We report an 88-year-old man who presented with new-onset paralysis of the right hand. Digital rectal examination revealed a hard, enlarged prostate and biopsy revealed adenocarcinoma of the prostate with a Gleason score of 7 (4 + 3) with perineural invasion. Computed tomography of the neck showed osteoblastic secondaries involving C6, C7, and T1 vertebrae with a paravertebral soft-tissue mass involving the right foramina of C6, C7, and T1 vertebra. The patient succumbed to the disease despite complete androgen blockade.


How to cite this article:
Darlington C D. Brachial plexopathy in carcinoma of the prostate: An uncommon presentation of a common malignancy.Indian J Urol 2018;34:292-294


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Darlington C D. Brachial plexopathy in carcinoma of the prostate: An uncommon presentation of a common malignancy. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Sep 30 ];34:292-294
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