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Fistulization in a locally advanced case of squamous cell carcinoma of the prostate
Raheem A. O.; Casey G. R.; Attah C.; Clarke L.; McGrath A.; Gaffney E.; Hollywood D.; McDermott E. D. T.; Lynch H. T.; Department of Urology, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
Dec 2009 (Vol. 16, Issue 6, Pages( 4941 - 4945)
PMID: 20003675

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  • Squamous cell carcinoma of the prostate gland is very rare, constituting 0.5%-1% of all prostatic malignancies. Though it has a similar clinical presentation to prostate cancer, the tumor is more aggressive, spreading to bone, liver and lung. The median survival time is approximately 14 months. Diagnosis is exclusively by histology. Therapeutic options may include radical surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy or a combination of these treatments. We present a case of locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the prostate and comment on its management and subsequent disease related complication.

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