prostatic abscess

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prostatic abscess

An abscess within the prostate gland.
See also: abscess


pertaining to or emanating from the prostate.

prostatic abscess
occurs in dogs, often as a complication of benign prostatic hypertrophy and squamous metaplasia. Clinical signs are variable, sometimes resembling those of acute prostatitis with fever and systemic illness, or they can be similar to those of chronic prostatitis with straining, dysuria and hematuria.
benign prostatic hyperplasia
a diffuse glandular and stromal hyperplasia and hypertrophy of the prostate is commonly seen in dogs from middle age, increasing in frequency and degree with advancing age. Clinical effects are minimal or absent in the majority of dogs, but occasionally dysuria and constipation result. Infection can be a complication, causing an acute or chronic prostatitis.
prostatic calculi
occur uncommonly in dogs. May originate in the urinary tract, becoming lodged in the prostate, or form within prostatic tissue.
prostatic cyst
may occur in association with benign prostatic hyperplasia or as a separate entity, developing from vestiges of müllerian ducts.
prostatic fluid
secretion of the prostate; the third, sperm-free, fraction in a dog semen collection.
prostatic inflammation
prostatic massage
firm digital pressure and massage of the prostate, applied per rectum, may be performed to increase the amount of cellular material and secretions collected in a urine or prostatic wash sample.
prostatic neoplasms
adenocarcinomas occur infrequently in older dogs, invading locally and metastasizing to sublumbar lymph nodes and lumbar vertebrae.
prostatic wash
placement of a urinary catheter in the prostatic urethra and a flush followed by aspiration of fluid is used to obtain samples for culture and cytology in the diagnosis of prostatic disease.
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Diagnosis and therapeutic management of 18 patients with prostatic abscess.
Transurethral resection of prostatic abscess under sonographic guidance.
Computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen and pelvis with intravenous and oral contrast demonstrating prostatic abscess (arrow).
In the case discussed by Papanicolaou et al, (4) the prostatic abscess was described as a "well defined high-signal-intensity abnormality" in the T2-weighted images.
2,5,6) Diagnosis of prostatic abscess with MRI has been described previously4 but may be underutilized.
Prompt medical and surgical management of prostatic abscess is crucial to prevent progression to sepsis and death.
So far, most of the available data on prostatic abscess are from case reports.
The risk and complications associated with surgical treatment of prostatic abscess has drawn a desire for an alternative non-surgical treatment of canine prostatic abscess.