Unusual Presentation of Prostate Adenocarcinoma: Collet-Sicard Syndrome with Dysfunctions of Cranial Nerves VII and VIII

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YÜCE İ. , ÇAĞLI S. , Karasu M. F. , Bayram A. , CANÖZ Ö. , ÖZTÜRK M. , ...More

ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.37, no.2, pp.69-71, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/etd.2015.3934
  • Title of Journal : ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.69-71


Collet-Sicard syndrome is characterized by the unilateral paralysis of cranial nerves IX-XII. The most common cause is an extradural tumor in the posterior fossa. This syndrome may occasionally occur because of distant metastases. Collet-Sicard syndrome which results from metastatic prostate carcinoma is very rare. A review of the English literature showed that this is the second report of metastatic prostate carcinoma with Collet-Sicard syndrome and dysfunctions of cranial nerves VII and VIII. On the other hand, this is the first report of a patient with prostate carcinoma who initially presented with Collet-Sicard syndrome and showed dysfunctions of cranial nerves VII and VIII.