Prostate sarcoma

Last revised by Dr Jeremy Jones on 20 Sep 2021

Prostate sarcomas are an uncommon and heterogeneous group of tumors arising from mesenchymal cells in and around the prostate (as opposed to the more common prostate adenocarcinoma which derives from the glandular tissue). 

Pathology

In children, the most common tumor type is a prostatic rhabdomyosarcoma, which accounts for approximately a third of all prostatic sarcomas 1

In adults, leiomyosarcomas are most common, accounting for approximately a quarter of all cases 1. Many other sarcomas have been reported although in general they are rare. 

Overall, prostatic sarcomas include 1,2:

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Cases and figures

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