Squamous cell carcinoma of the prostate: 2 cases of a rare malignancy and review of the literature.


Journal Article (Review)

Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the prostate is an extremely uncommon malignancy, accounting for less than 1% of all prostatic cancers. We report on 2 patients with primary squamous cell carcinoma of the prostate: 1 with organ-confined disease and 1 with metastatic disease. Both patients presented with urinary obstructive symptoms and carcinoma was not suspected on digital rectal examination. Serum acid phosphatase and prostate specific antigen levels were normal. From a review of the literature and our 2 cases it is apparent that squamous cell carcinoma of the prostate is biologically more aggressive than adenocarcinoma.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Little, NA; Wiener, JS; Walther, PJ; Paulson, DF; Anderson, EE

Published Date

  • January 1, 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 149 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 137 - 139

PubMed ID

  • 8417197

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8417197

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-5347

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)36024-x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States