Acute bacterial prostatitis and abscess

Case contributed by Dr Charlie Chia-Tsong Hsu


48 hours history of dysuria, pyuria, and fever. CRP on admission was 60.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

Axial contrast-enhanced CT images demonstrate multiple prostate abscesses characterized by hypoattenuating regions with peripheral rim enhancement. The abscesses are confined within the prostate capsule and the entire prostate gland is enlarged. There is a smooth thickening of the bladder wall. No evidence of periprostatic fat stranding to suggest the periprostatic spread of infection. 

Case Discussion

CT features are most consistent with acute prostatitis with abscesses formation within

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Case information

rID: 19079
Published: 5th Aug 2012
Last edited: 25th May 2020
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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