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Clin Radiol. 1990 Mar;41(3):175-7.

Transrectal ultrasound in the investigation of haemospermia.

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Department of Radiology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.

Abstract

The transrectal ultrasound findings in 52 patients with haemospermia were reviewed. Scan abnormalities were demonstrated in 43 patients (83%). These included benign prostatic hyperplasia (24 patients), seminal vesicle abnormalities (10 patients), prostatic calcification (32 patients) and two patients with prostatitis. No patient was proven to have prostatic malignancy. Transrectal ultrasonography can suggest a cause of haemospermia in the majority of patients without resort to invasive investigations, and can exclude underlying prostatic malignancy. It is recommended as the first radiological investigation in patients presenting with haemospermia.

PMID:
1691066
DOI:
10.1016/s0009-9260(05)80962-6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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