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Case report
Xanthogranulomatous prostatitis mimicking prostatic adenocarcinoma: a diagnostic dilemma
  1. Naveen Kumar1,
  2. Sanjoy Kumar Sureka1,
  3. Surojit Ruidas2 and
  4. Hira Lal2
  1. 1Urology and Renal Transplant, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  2. 2Radiodiagnosis, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hira Lal; hiralal2007{at}


We report a case of xanthogranulomatous prostatitis confirmed on histological examination of resected prostate which was initially suspected to be carcinoma on clinical, biochemical and radiological evaluation and also misdiagnosed as high-grade prostatic adenocarcinoma on core biopsy specimen.

  • urological cancer
  • pathology
  • radiology
  • prostatitis
  • prostate

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  • Contributors NK, SKS and HL conducted the study including patient recruitment, data collection and data analysis. NK and SR did the literature review and prepared the manuscript draft. All the authors had complete access to study data. The manuscript was finally reviewed by SR and approved by HL.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.