Clin Endosc.  2016 Sep;49(5):488-491. 10.5946/ce.2015.145.

Tuberculous Prostatic Abscess with Prostatorectal Fistula after Intravesical Bacillus Calmette-Guérin Immunotherapy

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Hallym University College of Medicine, Chuncheon, Korea. yoonjh@hallym.or.kr

Abstract

Intravesical bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) immunotherapy is a common treatment modality for bladder cancer after transurethral resection of a bladder tumor. This therapy is generally safe, and development of a prostatic abscess with a prostatorectal fistula after intravesical BCG immunotherapy is a very rare complication. This finding was incidentally obtained by the authors, who examined a patient with colonoscopy for evaluation of abdominal pain. The patient was successfully treated with antitubercular drugs. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first report of a patient with a tuberculous prostatic abscess with prostatorectal fistula after BCG immunotherapy in South Korea.

Keyword

Prostate; Abscess; Fistula; Tuberculosis
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