Acute bacterial prostatitis and abscess

Case contributed by Dr Charlie Chia-Tsong Hsu


43 year old male present with 48 hour history of dysuria, pyuria and fever. CRP on admission was 60.

Patient Data

Age: 43
Gender: Male

Axial contrast enhanced CT images demonstrates 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 smooth thickening of the bladder wall. No evidence of periprostatic fat stranding to suggest periprostatic spread of infection. 

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Case information

rID: 19079
Published: 5th Aug 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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