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Prostatic abscess as a delayed complication following cryosurgery for primary prostate cancer
Division of Urologic Surgery and the Duke Prostate Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
Aug  2007 (Vol.  14, Issue  4, Pages( 3646 - 3648)
PMID: 17784987


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  • 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.