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Actas Urol Esp. 2000 May;24(5):437-41.

[Primary lymphoma of the prostate: report of a clinico-pathological case and review of the literature].

[Article in Spanish]

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  • 1Departamento de Anatomía Patológica, Hospital Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona.


Lymphoma involving the prostate is rare, wether presenting as primary extranodal lymphoma or as a secondary spread to the prostate from other sites. There are less than 100 cases reported in the literature and accounts for 0.09-0.1%. The clinical presentation can be attributed to nodular hyperplasia or prostatic carcinoma. Criteria for primary prostatic lymphoma include: 1) tumor limited to the prostate and adjacent soft tissues. 2) the absence of lymph node involvement. 3) a lymphoma free interval of at least 1 month. The evolution is rapid and the prognosis remains poor regardless of the patient age, histologic type, treatment, or clinical stage of disease at presentation. We report a case of a 65 years old male in which the incidental diagnosis of lymphoma of the prostate was performed in the adenomectomy. The clinico-pathological criteria and the histogenesis of this entity are described.

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