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Case report
Case of prostate stromal tumour of uncertain malignant potential where positron emission tomography with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose was useful for surgical planning
  1. Issei Suzuki1,
  2. Toshiki Kijima1,
  3. Atsuko Owada2 and
  4. Takao Kamai1
  1. 1Urology, Dokkyo Medical University, Shimotsuga, Tochigi, Japan
  2. 2Diagnostic Pathology, Dokkyo Medical University, Shimotsuga, Tochigi, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Toshiki Kijima; tkijima{at}


Stromal tumour of uncertain malignant potential of the prostate is a rare tumour with a variable clinical behaviour ranging from incidentally detected indolent tumours that never progress, to aggressive diseases almost identical to sarcomas that may invade surrounding organs or develop metastases. Surgical excision is generally recommended for local diseases; however, owing to its diverse clinical outcomes, optimal management may vary from surgery alone to wide excision combined with chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy. Therefore, preoperative evaluation of the malignant potential of the disease is essential to decide the treatment strategy. Herein, we report a case of stromal tumour of uncertain malignant potential successfully treated with minimally invasive robot-assisted radical prostatectomy alone under the diagnosis of the disease with low malignant potential based on the findings of positron emission tomography with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose.

  • prostate cancer
  • pathology
  • urological surgery

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  • Contributors Patient was under the care of IS. Acquisition and interpretation of clinical information were done by IS and TKijima. Pathological analysis including immunohistochemistry was performed by AO. Report was written by IS and TKijima. Supervised by TKamai.

  • 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.

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