Prostatic abscess: Case report and review of the literature

  • Orestis Porfyris | orestisporfyris@yahoo.gr Urology Department, General Hospital of Sparta, Sparta, Greece.
  • Paraskevas Kalomoiris Urology Department, General Hospital of Sparta, Sparta, Greece.

Abstract

We report a case of prostatic abscess in a 52 year old male with a history of diabetes mellitus. The abscess was treated successfully with surgical drainage by transurethral unroofing of the cavity of the abscess. The use of transrectal ultrasound is valuable in the diagnosis, treatment and follow up of the abscess, while drainage is usually necessary for the treatment, which can be done by transrectal, transperineal and transurethral route.

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Published
2013-09-26
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Case Reports - Prostate
Keywords:
Abscess, Prostate, Drainage
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How to Cite
Porfyris, O., & Kalomoiris, P. (2013). Prostatic abscess: Case report and review of the literature. Archivio Italiano Di Urologia E Andrologia, 85(3), 154-156. https://doi.org/10.4081/aiua.2013.3.154