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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 204-205

Xanthogranulomatous prostatitis: Rare presentation of rare disease


Department of Urology, Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences, Marine Lines, Mumbai, India

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Rohan S Valsangkar
Room No 719, 7th floor MRC building Bombay Hospital, Marine Lines Mumbai 400 020
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.98468

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Granulomatous inflammation of the prostate is a rare type of inflammation of the prostate. It is of various types, with the non-specific type of granulomatous inflammation being the most common. Xanthogranulomatous prostatitis is a rare type of granulomatous prostatitis of which very few cases have been reported. Histologically it is characterized by the presence of pale-looking foamy macrophages. It can be an incidental finding after transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), although it may mimic prostatic malignancy clinically, biochemically, and rarely histologically. We report a rare case of xanthogranulomatous prostatitis which presented as a prostatic abscess, a presentation never reported in literature so far. The patient was managed with TURP.


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