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Chronic bacterial prostatitis leading to intrascrotal abscess after transperineal prostate biopsy
  1. Jia Ying Isaac Tay1,
  2. Shannon McGrath2,
  3. Marlon Perera2 and
  4. Paul Anderson3
  1. 1General Surgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  2. 2Urology, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
  3. 3Urology, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jia Ying Isaac Tay; jyisaac.tay{at}


Transperineal biopsy is becoming more commonly used, driven by improved detection rates, better complication profile and increasing application of prostate MRI leading to guided biopsy. However, it can still lead to complications such as urinary retention, postoperative pain and erectile dysfunction. There is also a potential for adverse events such as severe infection, abscess and fistula. This article describes a case of an intrascrotal abscess post-transperineal biopsy, which required an orchidectomy.

  • prostate
  • urinary tract infections
  • urological surgery
  • general surgery
  • prostate Cancer

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  • Contributors JYIT was the primary author of the case report. SM, MP and PA were senior supervisors and assisted with editing and finalisation of the article.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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