Distal Phalangeal Necrosis in the Extremities as a Paraneoplastic Syndrome in Prostate Cancer: An Extremely Rare Case

Akin Y., YÜCEL S. , Baykara M.

UROLOGIA INTERNATIONALIS, cilt.93, sa.2, ss.244-246, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 93 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1159/000354648
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.244-246


Paraneoplastic syndromes (PNSs) are rare disorders which are triggered by an altered immune system response to a neoplasm. Although prostate cancer (PCa) is the second most common urological malignancy associated with PNSs, literature is lacking in defining the cases representing different PNSs in PCa. Herein, we present a 50-year-old man with fulminant distal phalangeal necrosis in the lower extremities after a diagnosis of PCa. Additionally, we review the literature in light of this case. (C) 2013 S. Karger AG, Basel