The Other Bladder: A Case of Prostatic Adenocarcinoma Metastasis to the Gallbladder
- *Corresponding Author:
- Martha K Terris
Department of Surgery, Section of Urology
Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Regents University
1120 15th Street, Augusta, Georgia 30912, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: October 16, 2014; Accepted Date: October 31, 2014; Published Date: November 02, 2014
Citation: Kent J, Fox JP, Bernstein M, Kleven D, Klaassen Z (2014) The Other Bladder: A Case of Prostatic Adenocarcinoma Metastasis to the Gallbladder. J Clin Case Rep 4: 456. doi:10.4172/2165-7920.1000456
Copyright: © 2014 Kent J, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Prostate cancer metastasis to bone and lymph nodes is common, but metastasis to the gallbladder is rare. We report a case of a 72 year-old-male with a three month history of weight loss and nausea. On further evaluation he was found to have an elevated alkaline phosphatase and radiographic evidence of prostate cancer, skeletal metastases, and a gallbladder mass concerning for concomitant gallbladder carcinoma. Prostate biopsy confirmed high-grade prostatic adenocarcinoma. The patient underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy and pathologic evaluation of the gallbladder revealed metastatic prostatic adenocarcinoma without evidence of gallbladder carcinoma. This case demonstrates a possible association between prostatic adenocarcinoma and the gallbladder.