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Vol. 7, Issue 2 (2018)

Ultrasonographic features and surgical management of prostatic abscess in twelve (12) dogs

Ramesh Nanaboina, Rakesh Adepu and Sathish Kaplaywar
Prostatic affections comprising chiefly of prostatic abscess was recorded in 12 male dogs of different breeds in present study. These animals had a common history of dribbling of urine, pyuria, dysuria, fever, alopecia, gynaecomastia and usually the animals were either cryptorchid or monorchid, with mean age of 7.15 years. The animals were anaemic with leucocytosis and thrombocytopenia. Gray scale real time B-mode ultrasonography showed multiple hypoechoic circumscribed areas with echogenic contents in one or both the lobes of prostate gland. The ultrasonographic features were strongly suggestive of prostatic abscess which was confirmed on ultrasound-guided aspiration. Culture of pus sample showed presence of Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus spp., and Klebsiella spp. Surgery was undertaken for removal of retained and ectopic testicles. In few cases prostatic abscess was drained intra-operatively and partial prostatectomy was performed in one animal. Antibiotics were injected directly into prostate gland at the location of prostate abscess after drainage of pus under ultrasound guidance. All these animals were subjected to repeated scans over a period of three months and all showed significant regression in size of prostate abscess.
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How to cite this article:
Ramesh Nanaboina, Rakesh Adepu, Sathish Kaplaywar. Ultrasonographic features and surgical management of prostatic abscess in twelve (12) dogs. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(2):257-261.

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