Nonspecific Presentation of a Multiloculated Prostatic Abscess After Transurethral Prostatic Biopsy for Elevated Prostate-specific Antigen Level

Nilay M. Gandhi, Joseph Lin, Edward Schaeffer

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Abstract

Prostate postbiopsy infectious complications typically present in the form of prostatitis and uncommonly urosepsis. Prostatic abscesses are generally found after multiple bouts of prostatitis and are associated with a clinically septic picture requiring intensive care unit admission and resuscitation. We report the case of a 65-year-old man who presented with prostatic abscess in the setting of nonspecific urinary symptoms after transrectal ultrasonography-guided prostate biopsy. At 4-month follow-up, he is currently free of disease with undetectable prostate-specific antigen level and negative imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)194-196
Number of pages3
JournalUrology Case Reports
Volume2
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Prostate abscess
  • Prostate biopsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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