prostatic massage

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pros·tat·ic mas·sage

1. manual expression of prostatic secretions by digital rectal technique;
2. the emptying of prostatic acini and ducts by repeated downward compression maneuvers, for treatment of various congestive and inflammatory prostatic conditions.

pros·tat·ic mas·sage

(pros-tat'ik mă-sahzh')
1. Manual expression of prostatic secretions by digital rectal technique.
2. The emptying of prostatic sinuses and ducts by repeated downward compression maneuvers; used in the treatment of various congestive and inflammatory prostatic conditions.


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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Sensitivity was lowest (19%-30%) in the only study in which urine was collected without previous prostatic massage or previous biopsy.
In 9 of 13 studies evaluating DNA- or RNA-based markers, prostatic massage or palpation was performed with the idea of increasing the sensitivity.
Clinical relevance of genetic instability in prostatic cells obtained by prostatic massage in early prostate cancer.
DNA-based detection of prostate cancer in urine after prostatic massage.
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