Primary immature teratoma of the prostate with angiosarcoma component: Its unusual response to chemotherapy
Article first published online: 4 APR 2006
International Journal of Urology
Volume 13, Issue 3, pages 305–307, March 2006
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LEE, H. M., SONG, S. Y., PARK, J. O. and KIM, B.-H. (2006), Primary immature teratoma of the prostate with angiosarcoma component: Its unusual response to chemotherapy. International Journal of Urology, 13: 305–307. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-2042.2006.01286.x
- Issue published online: 4 APR 2006
- Article first published online: 4 APR 2006
- Received 17 October 2004; accepted 11 May 2005.
Abstract Here, we present a case of immature teratoma of prostatic origin, which included an angiosarcoma component. This mass proved unresponsive against preoperative chemotherapy for immature teratoma. Angiosarcoma, although quite rare, should be included in the differential diagnosis as a component of prostatic teratoma, especially in cases in which the tumor proves unresponsive to well-known chemotherapeutic protocols. This is, to our knowledge, the first reported case of primary prostatic immature teratoma containing an angiosarcoma component.