Severe Hemorrhagic Diathesis in a Patient with Prostat Adenocarsinoma and Diagnostic Approach

Dizdar O. S. , ÖZKOCAMAN V. , Sahbazlar M., Pesen E., Kurt E., ÖZKALEMKAŞ F. , ...More

ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.37, no.1, pp.31-33, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/etd.2015.5076
  • Title of Journal : ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.31-33


Disseminated intravascular coagulation, acquired hemophilia, and hyperfibrinolysis induced by prostate adenocarcinoma were first considered in the differential diagnosis of a patient who had been diagnosed with prostate adenocarcinoma and complicated with hemorrhage. Clinical progression and lack of response to other treatments directed us toward the diagnosis of hyperfibrinolysis and tranexamic acid therapy was initiated. Clinical and laboratory findings resulted in a partial improvement, but the response was insufficient. This situation was associated with metastasis and not initiating the treatment for the primary disease. This case was presented to emphasize the importance of treatment arrangement on the basis of differential diagnosis for hemorrhagic diathesis occurring in the clinical course of prostate adenocarcinoma.