Value of transrectal ultrasonography for diagnosis and treatment of prostatic abscess

Shmuel Cytron, Miriam Weinberger, Silvio D. Pitlik, Ciro Servadio

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Abstract

A new diagnostic and therapeutic application of transrectal ultrasonography (TR-US) is described. TR-US demonstrated one or more well-defined hypoechogenic areas in the prostate gland of 6 patients who presented with clinical signs of urinary tract infection and had only partial response to antibiotic therapy. The presence of a collection of pus in the prostate was confirmed in 4 of 6 patients by transperineal aspiration guided by TR-US, and by prostatic massage or transurethral prostatectomy in the other 2 patients. Ultrasonography also confirmed the resolution of abscesses in 5 patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)454-458
Number of pages5
JournalUrology
Volume32
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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