Clin Case Rep Int | Volume 6, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Prostatic Carcinosarcoma: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Vanessa Andrade*

Urology Service, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Central, Portugal

*Correspondance to: Vanessa Andrade 

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Introduction: Prostatic carcinosarcomas are extremely rare, representing less than 0.1% of all prostate cancers. Objectives: Clinical report of a case of prostatic carcinosarcoma and review of the literature. Methods and Materials: We report a case from a patient of our centre diagnosed with carcinosarcoma after a Millin prostatectomy. A review of the literature was also performed. Clinical Report: We report a case of a 68 years old patient diagnosed due to a surgery to benign prostatic hyperplasia. He had some infectious complications after that, needing admission to the hospital and specific management. He was treated with chemotherapy and hormonal treatment, initially with some response, but later with progression of disease and worsening of his general status, which became fatal after 13 months after diagnosis. Discussion/Conclusion: Carcinosarcoma is a rare and extremely aggressive entity. Unfortunately, it has a really bad prognosis and, as we seen, became fatal to our patient. Due to the reduced number of cases, it still lacks recommendations regarding the best treatment options. In the majority of patients, surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy are valid options.


Prostate cancer; Carcinosarcoma; Pelvic Exenteration; Oncology


Andrade V. Prostatic Carcinosarcoma: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Clin Case Rep Int. 2022; 6: 1292.

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