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prostatic abcess

Sunday 22 January 2012

Prostate abscesses

Usually due to obstruction and E. coli; historically was often due to gonorrhea
Symptoms: acute urinary retention, perineal pain; prostate fluctuation on digital rectal exam
Diagnosis: transrectal ultrasound
Treatment: incision and drainage and antibiotics