East and Central African Journal of Surgery

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Prostatic cyst with bladder outlet obstruction symptoms. case report

Alemayehu Tegegne Tefera, María E. Suárez Marcillán


The prostatic cysts are uncommon lesions usually detected incidentally. The incidence is reported as less than 1% most often occurs as small & asymptomatic lesions located medially in the gland, when they get a big size causes different lower urinary tract symptoms. Only 5% are symptomatic. The symptoms depend on the size & location of the lesion. Minimal access surgery (endoscopic) is recommended for its treatment. We present a case with the diagnosis of Prostatic cyst at the bladder neck treated with transurethral resection of the lesion. Histopathological investigation revealed benign prostatic cyst. At six months of follow up the patient remains free of symptoms.

Keywords: Prostatic Cyst, Bladder outlet obstruction, transrectal ultrasound (TRUS), Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)
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