Prostatic abscess (MRI)

Case contributed by Dr Paresh K Desai


No pertinent past medical history with lower urinary tract system. PSA: 153 ng/ml. Prostate is hard on rectal examination.

Patient Data

Age: 53
Gender: Male

MR reveals irregular cystic area on the left side posterior to the prostatic urethra. Diffusion imaging reveals restricted diffusion in the area.

MRS reveals a high choline to citrate ratio.

Case Discussion

A diagnosis of prostatic abscess was made; the abscess was drained under transrectal ultrasound guidance.

Culture: Klebsiella species

Patient treated with antiobiotics.

Final diagnosis: Proastatic abscess

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Case information

rID: 10888
Published: 29th Sep 2010
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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