Prostatic abscess as a delayed complication following cryosurgery for primary prostate cancer.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Prostatic abscess is a rare and potentially life-threatening disease when left untreated. We report the first case of a man who developed a prostatic abscess as a long-term complication of cryoablation for primary prostate cancer. Timely diagnosis with non-contrast computed tomography (CT) scan, retrograde CT cystogram to ensure no bladder involvement, percutaneous drainage under CT-guidance, and antibiotic treatment sensitive to the causative organism were crucial for prompt recovery.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chen, SH; Mouraviev, V; Mayes, JM; Polascik, TJ

Published Date

  • August 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 3646 - 3648

PubMed ID

  • 17784987

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1195-9479


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Canada