Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation as a Result of Metastatic Prostate Cancer: A Case Report

Aisling T. Looney, Niamh Harnedy, Matthew Frank O’Brien


Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is an acquired syndrome that develops as a result of an underlying disorder, and is characterized by a consumptive coagulopathy that induces hemorrhage and microclot formation. Most frequently, it develops as a result of sepsis and trauma, but can infrequently be induced secondary to malignancy. Herein, we outline the management of a patient with an occult diagnosis of metastatic prostate cancer who presented with DIC.

World J Nephrol Urol. 2015;4(3):240-241
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/wjnu223w


Prostate cancer; DIC; Metastatic prostate cancer

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