Prostate cancer with metastases to the kidney: a rare manifestation of a common disease.

Research paper by Fahd F Khan, Wasim W Mahmalji, Seshadri S Sriprasad, Sanjeev S Madaan

Indexed on: 03 Aug '13Published on: 03 Aug '13Published in: BMJ case reports


A 66-year-old Caucasian man with a background of prostate cancer presented with a progressive history of nausea, reduced appetite, shortness of breath and a distended abdomen. Radiological imaging revealed a left-sided renal mass and gross ascites suggestive of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Subsequent histological examination and immunostaining of renal mass biopsy revealed features characteristic of metastatic moderately differentiated to a focally poorly differentiated, large duct type of prostatic adenocarcinoma.