Xanthogranulomatous prostatitis: A rare entity resembling prostate adenocarcinoma with magnetic resonance image picture - Abstract

Granulomatous prostatitis, characterized by chronic granulomatous inflammation in the prostate, is rare.

Xanthogranulomatous prostatitis is an even rarer granulomatous inflammation. We present a 74-year-old man who presented with lower urinary tract symptoms and elevated prostate specific antigen. A transrectal ultrasonography-guided prostate biopsy was performed, and pathological results showed foamy macrophage and inflammatory cell infiltrates, which were a distinctive feature of xanthogranulomatous prostatitis. We also present the characteristics of magnetic resonance imaging in xanthogranulomatous prostatitis which has never been previously described.

Written by:
Lee HY, Kuo YT, Tsai SY, Li CC, Wu WJ, Huang CH, Juan YS.   Are you the author?
Department of Urology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Reference: Clin Imaging. 2012 Nov;36(6):858-60.
doi: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2012.01.034

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 23154024

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