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Eur Urol. 2009 Nov;56(5):874-7; quiz 876. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2009.01.019. Epub 2009 Jan 20.

Development of carcinoid tumour in hormonally treated adenocarcinoma of the prostate.

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  • 1Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.


We present the case of an 81-yr-old man with a prostatic adenocarcinoma and a metastatic carcinoid. Simultaneous occurrence of hormonally treated adenocarcinoma of the prostate and a carcinoid has been described before. The pathogenesis of this coincidence is largely unclear; however, androgen deprivation therapy might play a key role in neuroendocrine differentiation of adenocarcinoma cells. Early recognition of the carcinoid syndrome is crucial, as surgical cure is not possible after metastasis. We provide a brief review of recent literature.

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