Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 800--802

The synchronous primary carcinomas of the rectum and prostate


Semin Ayhan1, Arzu Ozdamar1, Nalan Nese1, Hasan Aydede2 
1 Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey
2 Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey

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Semin Ayhan
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Turkey

The diagnosis of synchronous prostatic and rectal carcinomas is uncommon. To make a correct diagnosis, biopsies of both sites are mandatory. Pathological slides should be compared and immunohistochemical staining should be taken into consideration. In this paper, an unexpected case of synchronous rectal and prostatic carcinomas arising in an 84-year-old male with hematemesis and pelvic pain is reported. These two tumoral components have a distinctive histological appearance. Immunohistochemical evaluation confirmed the diagnosis of these synchronous tumors. This case emphasizes that rectal and prostatic carcinomas can arise simultaneously. In this situation, providing clinicopathological correlation and deciding the necessity of intraoperative consultation in proper time are extremely important.


How to cite this article:
Ayhan S, Ozdamar A, Nese N, Aydede H. The synchronous primary carcinomas of the rectum and prostate.Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2011;54:800-802


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Ayhan S, Ozdamar A, Nese N, Aydede H. The synchronous primary carcinomas of the rectum and prostate. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2019 Oct 22 ];54:800-802
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