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

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.

DOI: 10.1308/147870809X400985

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@article{Gilmore2009ProstateAA, title={Prostate abscess: a rare complication of brachytherapy for prostate cancer.}, author={Paul E Gilmore and Andrew Baird and Pradip M Javl{\'e}}, journal={Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England}, year={2009}, volume={91 4}, pages={W12-4} }