[Cystic prostate cancer: a clinical entity of ductal carcinoma]

Prog Urol. 2004 Jun;14(3):411-3.
[Article in French]


Cystic prostate cancer is a rare entity. Ductal adenocarcinoma, formerly known as endometrioid adenocarcinoma, is a clinical and histological variant of prostatic carcinoma. The authors report two cases of cystic prostate cancer, in which histological examination demonstrated the predominance of a ductal carcinoma contingent. A review of the literature revealed 8 cases of cystic prostate cancer, including 3 cases that also presented a ductal contingent. The cystic appearance of the peripheral prostatic zone appears to be a distinct clinical and morphological entity of ductal carcinomas. This entity has never been previously reported.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Carcinoma, Ductal / pathology*
  • Cysts / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / pathology*