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    The patient was an 81-year-old man who visited a clinic for fever and lower abdominal pain. He was subsequently diagnosed with prostatitis based on computed tomography (CT) findings that showed swelling of the prostate. Despite treatment with antibacterial therapy, his symptoms did not improve significantly. Since the patient also had myelodysplastic syndrome, he was transferred to our hospital and subsequently diagnosed with prostate abscess based on findings on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The abscess had spread widely from the dorsal side of the trigone of the bladder to anterior wall of the rectum. Transperineal drainage was performed to preserve the urethral mucosa of the prostatic urethra. Considering the shape of the abscess cavity, one pigtail catheter was placed in the prostate and another was placed transperineally on the dorsal side of the trigone of the bladder. Cystostomy was performed at the same time. Culture of the abscess revealed the presence of Staphylococcus aureus. As there was little exudate from the abscess 9 days after drainage, the pigtail catheter on the dorsal side of the trigone of the bladder was removed following an injection of minocycline into the abscess. CT showed shrinkage of the abscess 4 days later, and the remaining intraprostatic pigtail catheter was removed after an injection of minocycline. The cystostomy pigtail catheter was subsequently removed since the patient was able to urinate smoothly after clamping. MRI confirmed the disappearance of the abscess cavity 2 months later.


    Takaaki Yokoyama, Yosuke Kitamura, Mina Hatanaka, Yuichi Arai, Yujiro Tujita, Shinsuke Tasaki, Kenji Kuroda, Junichi Asakuma, Akio Horiguchi, Keiichi Ito. A Case of Massive Prostate Abscess Treated by Transperineal Drainage]. Hinyokika kiyo. Acta urologica Japonica. 2022 Apr;68(4):123-127

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