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Unusual association of diseases/symptoms
Bilateral pulmonary alveolar infiltrate and prostate tumour in a 54-year-old man
  1. André A Figueiredo1,
  2. Guilherme Brandao2,
  3. Leonardo C Dentz3,
  4. Christiane M M Alves4,
  5. Antonio E S Stroppa2
  1. 1
    Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Morphology and Urology, Rua Irineu Marinho 365 Apto 801 - Bloco 3, Bom Pastor, Juiz de Fora MG, CEP 36021–58, Brazil
  2. 2
    Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Juiz de Fora, Rua Irineu Marinho 365, Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, 36021580, Brazil
  3. 3
    CIDAP, Rua Irineu Marinho 365, Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, 36021580, Brazil
  4. 4
    Centerq, Rua Irineu Marinho 365, Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, 36021580, Brazil
  1. andreavaresef{at}gmail.com

Summary

This case study describes the association between two rare entities: pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) and embryonic rhabdomyosarcoma of the prostate in a 54 year old male presenting with pulmonary symptoms and obstructive urinary symptoms. The prostate tumour was treated with a radical cystectomy and adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The patient did not wish to have treatment for his pulmonary disease and died 1 year after surgery as a result of intra-abdominal spread of the neoplasm.

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  • Competing interests: None.