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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 89-91

Pure small cell carcinoma of the prostate: A rare tumor

Department of Urology, Ospedale Sant'Andrea, University "La Sapienza", Roma, Italy

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Simone Albisinni
Via Cardinal de Luca 10 00196 Roma
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.94964

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Pure small cell carcinoma of the prostate is a rare and aggressive neoplasm, with only few cases described in literature and poor prognosis: mean survival is 5 months. We report the case of a patient with this disease, with special attention to the evolution of neuroendocrine markers as Chromogranine A and neuron-specific enolase during the progression of the tumor, evaluating their possible role in staging and follow up.

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