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Concurrent Malakoplakia of Cervical Lymph Nodes and Prostatic Adenocarcinoma with Bony Metastasis: Case Report

Ghana Medical Association
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  • Case Reports
  • Biology
  • Medicine


An unusual case of malakoplakia of the cervical lymph nodes in a patient with bony metastasis from prostrate cancer is reported. An 80-year-old patient with metastatic prostatic cancer presented with bilateral cervical lymphadenopathy, and a hard cervical mass in the left supraclavicular region. Biopsy of the lymph gland revealed the presence of malakoplakia, with no evidence of metastatic prostatic carcinoma. Though co-existence of malakoplakia and adenocarcinoma within the prostrate gland has been reported before, this case is unique, as it highlights the rare occurrence of malakoplakia involving distant nodes in a patient with bony metastatic prostate cancer. This report reflects the fact that things are not always what they seem in medicine, and not infrequently we come across a different pathology which mimics another.

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