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August 18, 1906


Author Affiliations

Lecturer on Genitourinary Diseases, Atlanta School of Medicine. ATLANTA, GA.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(7):508-509. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210070041003a

Abscesses of the prostate are sufficiently frequent and this source of albumin sufficiently neglected to justify the following report:

Patient.  —Mr. X, aged 34, single, general health excellent, for ten years had a chronic gonorrheal urethritis, with slight involvement of the prostate.

Course of Disease.  —April, 1906, he developed an acute attack of gonorrhea, which ran a moderately severe course, and at the end of a month the section of the prostate along the deep urethra became involved. It was tender on pressure, but gave no subjective symptoms. The hard, swollen segment appeared to be about the size of an index finger, and was about 2 inches in length. The urine passed after massage contained less debris, albumin and pus cells than were obtained before the acute prostatitis began, probably because the prostatic ducts were encroached on by the inflammatory swelling, and prevented the expression of the secretion.Massage five