Cancer Science & Therapy

ISSN: 1948-5956

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'Cholestatic Jaundice as a Revealing Manifestation of a Metastatic Prostate Cancer: A Case Report


Ilham Khalfaoui

Cholestatic jaundice as the initial symptom in patients with metastatic prostate cancer is extremely rare. Few cases only of paraneoplasic cholestatic jaundice associated with prostate cancer have been reported in the literature. We present a case of 57 years old patient who presented cholestatic jaundice revealing an underlying metastatic prostate cancer after detailed examinations including Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Positon Emission Tomography (PET), and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Cholestatic jaundice may be brought on by malignancies via identified pathways (e.g., bile duct obstruction or widespread hepatic infiltration). Through an unknown pathogenetic mechanism, paraneoplastic syndromes connected to malignancy, particularly renal cell carcinoma (Stauffer's syndrome) and malignant lymphoproliferative disorders, can cause a reversible form of cholestasis. There have been two cases documented in the medical literature of prostate cancer that originally manifested as cholestatic jaundice without any clear reason (i.e., blockage or invasion). We describe a patient who had pruritus and cholestatic jaundice when they first arrived. The diagnosis of prostate cancer was made throughout the diagnostic process. Conjugated bilirubin and alkaline phosphatase levels significantly rose, but transaminase and glutamyltranspeptidase levels only slightly increased. No signs of extrahepatic biliary blockage or hepatic metastases were found, according to the findings of the necessary studies carried out while the patient was hospitalised.


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