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March 1986

Inferior Vena Cava Obstruction Secondary to Adenocarcinoma of the Prostate: Role of Orchiectomy in Treatment

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Urology, Veterans Administration Lakeside Hospital and Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago. Dr Benderev is presently with the Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, University of California at Irvine.

Arch Intern Med. 1986;146(3):598-599. doi:10.1001/archinte.1986.00360150252031

• We describe a patient with a radiologically verified inferior vena cava obstruction due to metastatic adenocarcinoma of the prostate who was treated by orchiectomy. The prompt regression of the disease causing the obstruction confirms that orchiectomy alone can be an effective treatment of massive, functionally significant metastatic carcinoma of the prostate.

(Arch Intern Med 1986;146:598-599)

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