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Urologe A. 2003 Jan;42(1):78-9.

[Prostate massage with unwanted consequences. Case report].

[Article in German]

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  • 1Klinik für Urologie, Kantonspital St. Gallen, Switzerland.


We report a case in which a regular prostate massage (chronic prostatitis) turned into a life-threatening event. After the prostate massage, an enormous periprostatic hemorrhage developed. During hospitalization the patient developed an embolic insult to the lungs. To our knowledge no ther cases have been published. This report shows the potentially serious consequences, and we conclude that any pain after prostate massage needs further diagnostic steps (ultrasound, CT scan).

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