Anal duct carcinoma in a 70-year-old male with a history of prostate cancer

Zina Meriden*, Elizabeth A. Montgomery

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Anal duct (gland) carcinoma is a rare, under-recognized neoplasm of the anal canal. Histologically, it consists of haphazardly oriented neoplastic glands that proliferate beneath intact non-neoplastic squamous epithelium. Frequently, Pagetoid-like spread into the overlying squamous epithelium may be observed. Anal duct carcinoma is characteristically CK7+/CK20- by immunohistochemistry. We report a case of anal duct carcinoma diagnosed in a 70-year-old male with a history of treated prostate cancer. The epidemiology, clinical presentation, histologic features, differential diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of anal duct carcinoma are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)362-365
Number of pages4
JournalDiagnostic Histopathology
Volume17
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011

Keywords

  • Anal duct carcinoma
  • Anal gland carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology

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