Journal article

Chronic bacterial prostatitis leading to intrascrotal abscess after transperineal prostate biopsy

Jia Ying Isaac Tay, Shannon McGrath, Marlon Perera, Paul Anderson

BMJ CASE REPORTS | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2021

Abstract

Transperineal biopsy is becoming more commonly used, driven by improved detection rates, better complication profile and increasing application of prostate MRI leading to guided biopsy. However, it can still lead to complications such as urinary retention, postoperative pain and erectile dysfunction. There is also a potential for adverse events such as severe infection, abscess and fistula. This article describes a case of an intrascrotal abscess post-transperineal biopsy, which required an orchidectomy.

University of Melbourne Researchers