Primary prostate sarcoma: how to manage following diagnosis at transurethral resection

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Colleges, School and Institutes


Primary prostate sarcomas are rare, reportedly comprising just 0.7% of all prostate malignancies. Here, we present the case of a 66-year-old man who was diagnosed with prostate stromal sarcoma after undergoing a routine transurethral resection of prostate for bladder outflow obstruction. Primary prostate sarcoma can be aggressive even when low-grade, with a high risk of local recurrence and, high malignant potential when high-grade. They require aggressive multimodality treatment with surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy for durable survival outcomes. They also require close surveillance with long-term follow-up.


Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Surgical Case Reports
Issue number5
Early online date3 May 2016
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 3 May 2016