Case report: Malignant phyllodes tumor of prostate

Int Urol Nephrol. 2003;35(1):37-9. doi: 10.1023/a:1025906715819.


Malignant phyllodes tumor of prostate is described in a 78 year old man. He had symptoms of prostatism since six months before developing acute urinary retention, which was relieved by suprapubic cystostomy. Transabdominal ultrasonography showed a few hypoechoic areas in a 120 gm prostate. Serum prostate specific antigen was 2.7 ng/ml. Transrectal trucut biopsy was inconclusive. With a diagnosis of benign hyperplasia of prostate. Transvesical prostatectomy was performed. Postoperative biopsy showed phyllodes tumor of the prostate with metastastic deposits in the anterior abdominal wall. He received chemotherapy with Vincristine, Mitomycin C, Adriamycin and Cisplatin every 21st day for six cycles in addition to orchiectomy. Routine follow up by transabdominal ultrasound at ten months showed space occupying lesions in the liver. Patient succumbed to his disease a few days later.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Phyllodes Tumor / pathology*
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / pathology*