Urological Science

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 36--38

Prostate tuberculosis: A rare complication of pulmonary tuberculosis with malignant features mimicking prostate cancer


Amogu K Eziyi1, Waheed A Oluogun2, Kamoru A Adedokun3, Ganiyu A Oyeniyi1 
1 Department of Surgery, Urology Unit, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria
2 Department of Morbid Anatomy and Histopathology, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria
3 Department of Oral Pathology, DUH, King Saudi University Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Waheed A Oluogun
Department of Morbid Anatomy and Histopathology, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, P.M.B 5000, Osogbo, Osun State
Nigeria

Prostate tuberculosis (PTB) is an extremely rare complication of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) that is alien to many urologists due to unaccustomed prostate involvement, thus posing a high tendency of confusion with prostate cancer. A 55-year-old Nigerian male presented with lower urinary tract symptoms with micturition difficulty, characterized by dysuria and weak urine stream that did not improve with straining, urge incontinence, and feeling of incomplete bladder emptying, some months after the completion of anti-Koch chemotherapy. The assessment of chronic bladder outlet obstruction secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia was done, following a digital rectal examination which showed malignant features. The finding prompted requests for serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level and prostate biopsy. PSA level was 22.6 ng/ml, whereas histopathological examination showed Langhans-type giant cells suggestive of PTB. There is a high chance of missing out PTB in the diagnosis. Hence, a high index of suspicion is crucial in all TB-burden countries to make a differential diagnosis of PTB from classical prostate cancer.


How to cite this article:
Eziyi AK, Oluogun WA, Adedokun KA, Oyeniyi GA. Prostate tuberculosis: A rare complication of pulmonary tuberculosis with malignant features mimicking prostate cancer.Urol Sci 2020;31:36-38


How to cite this URL:
Eziyi AK, Oluogun WA, Adedokun KA, Oyeniyi GA. Prostate tuberculosis: A rare complication of pulmonary tuberculosis with malignant features mimicking prostate cancer. Urol Sci [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Dec 2 ];31:36-38
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