Prostatitis - A Usual Finding of Unusual Condition: A Clinicopathological Study
Babaji Shinde, Narendra H Wankhede, Deshmukh Sanjay, Sadhana Khaparde
INTRODUCTION: The prostate is an essential structure of the male reproductive system composed of glands and stroma, and its secretions form 30 to 50% of the seminal fluid volume. With increasing life expectancy, an increased awareness of and better health services for lesions of the prostate have become commonplace. Normally, specimens are received for diagnosis of both benign and malignant lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study included prostatic tissue specimens of 150 cases received in the Pathology Department during the period April 2013 to December 2014. Histopathological evaluation of all cases was done in the department. RESULTS: Out of 150 cases, 25 were suffering with prostatitis. These included 20 cases with chronic nonspecific prostatitis, 2 with abscess, and 3 with granulomatous prostatitis. Out of the 25 cases of prostatitis, urine culture was done in 10 cases, of which Escherichia coli was seen in 6 cases, 2 cases showed growth of Klebsiella, and 1 case each of Enterococci and Pseudomonas. CONCLUSION: Out of 150 prostatic specimens studied, benign lesions were common, which accounted for 90.7%, and malignant lesions accounted for 9.3%. Benign lesions were common in the age group from 60 to 69 years.
Benign, Histopathology, Prostatitis.