Multiparametric MRI findings of granulomatous prostatitis after intravesical bacillus calmette-guérin therapy in a patient undergoing active surveillance

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Abstract

Monitoring prostate cancer (PCa) using multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MP-MRI) may have an important role in active surveillance (AS) for low-risk PCa. Benign mimickers of PCa on MP-MRI can falsely raise the level of suspicion for disease progression, triggering earlier biopsy procedures or overtreatment, or both. The granulomatous prostatitis (GP) induced by intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) therapy for bladder cancer has been recognized as a benign mimicker of PCa on MP-MRI. We present a case of GP induced by intravesical BCG therapy of bladder cancer in a patient with lowrisk PCa managed with AS in whom highly suspicious imaging findings indicating potential disease progression developed on a second surveillance MP-MRI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e215-e219
JournalClinical Genitourinary Cancer
Volume12
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Granulomatous prostatitis
  • Intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) treatment
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Prostate cancer
  • Surveillance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Urology

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