An urologic face of chronic lymphocytic Leukemia: Sequential prostatic and penis localization

Giovanni D'Arena, Roberto Guariglia, Oreste Villani, Maria Carmen Martorelli, Giuseppe Pietrantuono, Giovanna Mansueto, Giuseppe Patitucci, Emilio Imbriani, Tommaso Masciandaro, Ludovica Borgia, Giulia Vita, Fiorella D'Auria, Teodora Statuto, Pellegrino Musto

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Abstract

We report a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in whom a leukemic involvement of prostate and penis occurred in the advanced phase of his disease. Obstructive urinary symptoms were indicative of prostatic CLL infiltration, followed by the occurrence of an ulcerative lesion on the glans. Histologic examination confirmed the neoplastic B-cell infiltration. Both localizations responded to conventional treatments. A review of the literature confirms that leukemic involvement of the genito-urinary system is uncommon in CLL patients. However, it should be considered in CLL patients with urologic symptoms and a long history of the disease.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere2013008
JournalMediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
Volume5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Infectious Diseases

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