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Actas Urológicas Españolas

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MONZO, J.I. et al. Primary seminal vesicle abscess: diagnosis and treatment by transrectal ultrasound. Actas Urol Esp [online]. 2005, vol.29, n.5, pp.523-525. ISSN 0210-4806.

A 38 years old man with the only past medical history of bilateral orchiopexy 15 years ago is diagnosed of left primary seminal vesicle abscess. The patient is sent to our emergency service with an ultrasound finding of either dilated vas deferent or seminal vesicle abscess with hiperecogenic material inside it. The examination was performed after a 5 month history of purulent ejaculation. The diagnose of seminal vesicle abscess is confirmed by TRUS and, in the same procedure, drainage of the abscess was completed by needle-aspiration puncture. After this treatment the patient stay 12 hours at the observation room with intravenous antibiotics and is discharged home with oral antibiotics. We are interested in this case because of the low incidence of this pathology and the easy diagnosis and treatment by TRUS.

Keywords : Abscess; Seminal vesicle; Treatment; Transrectal ultrasound.

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