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prostatic tuberculosis

Sunday 22 January 2012

prostate tuberculosis

Prostate is most common site for tuberculosis in male GU tract (involved in >90% of cases with GU involvement), due to hematogenous spread from lungs or direct invasion from urethra.


- May perforate into urethra and extend into bladder or rectum
- May calcify or become small and fibrotic, resembling carcinoma
- Diagnosis: fluctuant, tender zones, usually bilateral, on digital rectal examination