Nerve Sparing Radical Prostatectomy in an 18-year-old Boy with Localized Poorly Differentiated Adenocarcinoma

Nerve Sparing Radical Prostatectomy in an 18-year-old Boy with Localized Poorly Differentiated Adenocarcinoma
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Title:Nerve Sparing Radical Prostatectomy in an 18-year-old Boy with Localized Poorly Differentiated Adenocarcinoma
Author/Abstract:Samuel Vincent G. Yrastorza, MD; Lester A. Garcia, MD; Ma. Immaculada Corazon C. Unabia, MD; Jericho O. Caibiran, MD and Jaime Victorino S. Sison, MD

Department of Urology, East Avenue Medical Centernter

Prostate cancer is predominantly a disease of the elderly male, with more than 75 percent diagnosed older than 65 years. Occurrence of the disease is uncommon in those less than 50 years of age and very rare in the adolescent. The case presented is an 18 year old male who went into urinary retention with associated significant weight loss and gross hematuria. Patient was diagnosed to have clinically localized prostate adenocarcinoma. He underwent radical prostatectomy. Based on literature search, this is the youngest reported case of prostatic adenocarcinoma in the Philippines, the 3rd youngest case in the world and the youngest case of localized prostate cancer who underwent radical prostatectomy.

Key words: prostate, adenocarcinoma, localized prostate cancer, adolescent, radical prostatectomy
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