Diagnosis and treatment of community‑associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus prostatic abscess involving the seminal vesicle: A case report

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© 2015, Spandidos Publications. All rights reserved. Prostatic abscess involving the seminal vesicle is a rare disease due to the widespread use of broad‑spectrum antibiotics in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms. With the elevated risk of community‑associated methicillin‑resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA‑MRSA), a great emphasis on its pathogenicity in prostatic abscesses is required. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to describe the use of ultrasound perfusion imaging and traditional computed tomography to diagnose a patient with CA‑MRSA prostate abscess involving the seminal vesicle. In the present case, the patient was successfully treated via adjuvant antibiotics and transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS)‑guided prostate needle aspiration. Prostatic abscess involving the seminal vesicle is an uncommon disease with a potential risk of mortality if the appropriate treatment is not provided, and thus deserves particular attention. Ultrasound perfusion imaging plays an important role in the diagnosis of prostatic abscess involving the seminal vesicle. In the present case, early treatment with adjuvant antibiotics and TRUS‑guided needle aspiration of the prostatic abscess resulted in a shorter hospital stay, and lower risk of local recurrence and mortality.

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Zheng, X., Wang, X., Zhou, J., Xiang, J., & Xie, L. (2014). Diagnosis and treatment of community‑associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus prostatic abscess involving the seminal vesicle: A case report. Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, 9(3), 835–838. https://doi.org/10.3892/etm.2014.2147

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