In our case, the prostatic abscess may have created a false passage in the bulbar urethra due to the traumatic catheterization; this created a urethro-urethral fistula, mimicking urethral duplication of the Effman's type 2B classification.
Diagnosis and therapeutic management of 18 patients with prostatic abscess.
In the case discussed by Papanicolaou et al, (4) the prostatic abscess was described as a "well defined high-signal-intensity abnormality" in the T2-weighted images.
2,5,6) Diagnosis of prostatic abscess with MRI has been described previously4 but may be underutilized.
So far, most of the available data on prostatic abscess
are from case reports.
Key Words: perinephric abscess, prostatic abscess
, methacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
Repeat TRUS was considered to determine if there was a prostatic abscess