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Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2009 May;91(4):W12-4. doi: 10.1308/147870809X400985.

Prostate abscess: a rare complication of brachytherapy for prostate cancer.

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Michael Heal Department of Urology, Leighton Hospital, Crewe, UK. pegilmore@tiscali.co.uk

Abstract

Brachytherapy involves the therapeutic implantation of a radio-active seed source into, or close to, prostate cancer. We report the rare case of a 76-year-old man who presented with a prostate abscess after months of intractable pelvic pain following prostate cancer treatment with iodine-125 brachytherapy. Despite multiple investigations, the diagnosis was made only once the abscess discharged exudate per-urethra.

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19416580
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PMC2749396
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10.1308/147870809X400985
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