Case Report

Prostate abscess in a paediatric patient: A rare diagnosis

Atish Vanmali, Mario Haines
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 25, No 1 | a2053 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v25i1.2053 | © 2021 Atish Vanmali, Mario Haines | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 November 2020 | Published: 25 March 2021

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Atish Vanmali, Department of Radiology, Jackpersad and Partners Inc., Durban, South Africa
Mario Haines, Department of Radiology, Jackpersad and Partners Inc., Durban, South Africa


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Abstract

Prostate abscess (PA) is an uncommon clinical manifestation that typically presents in the fifth to sixth decade of age and sporadically affects neonates. These characteristics, coupled with the atypical presentation, represent a clinical dilemma and a challenging diagnosis. A detailed history depicting the clinical course and the presence of risk factors is imperative to alert the clinician of the possibility of a PA. In this case report, we present a surgically confirmed PA, a diagnosis that is rarely encountered within the paediatric age group.


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paediatric; prostate; abscess; obstructive uropathy; paediatric imaging

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