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[Transrectal prostatic echography in the study of hemospermia. An assessment of an 85-patient case load].
Radiol Med. 1996 Apr; 91(4):424-8.RM

Abstract

Eighty-five patients with hemospermia were examined with blood tests, sperm culture, transrectal US (TRUS) and cystourethroscopy. Blood tests and sperm culture demonstrated bacterial inflammation in 48 patients (56.47%). At cystourethroscopy, the urethra was normal or hyperemic in all patients. TRUS demonstrated 40 cases (47.05%) of periurethral calcifications and also with calcifications in the two glandular lobes. TRUS also demonstrated prostatic inflammation in progress or its outcome in 21 patients (24.70%), ectasia and seminal vesicle inflammation in 10 patients (11.76%), a prostatic tumor in 3 patients (3.52%). No patient had cysts, stones or cancers in the seminal vesicles. In 11 patients (12.94%), no specific cause of hemospermia was detected, even though 4 of these patients (4.70%) had received anticoagulants for former heart ischemia. Benign prostatic hypertrophy was found in 44 patients (51.76%) but we did not consider it a possible cause of hemospermia because of the high frequency of this condition in the male population. To conclude, TRUS could demonstrate the cause of hemospermia in most of our patients, which makes us suggest it as the diagnostic technique of choice in the patients with ejaculatory conditions, after clinical exams and laboratory tests, because it allows to study the prostate, the seminal vesicles and the urethra.

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Istituto di Scienze Radiologiche, Università, Cattedra di Radiologia, Milano.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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8643853

Citation

Gattoni, F, et al. "[Transrectal Prostatic Echography in the Study of Hemospermia. an Assessment of an 85-patient Case Load]." La Radiologia Medica, vol. 91, no. 4, 1996, pp. 424-8.
Gattoni F, Avogadro A, Sacrini A, et al. [Transrectal prostatic echography in the study of hemospermia. An assessment of an 85-patient case load]. Radiol Med. 1996;91(4):424-8.
Gattoni, F., Avogadro, A., Sacrini, A., Blanc, M., Pozzato, C., Spagnoli, I., & Uslenghi, C. (1996). [Transrectal prostatic echography in the study of hemospermia. An assessment of an 85-patient case load]. La Radiologia Medica, 91(4), 424-8.
Gattoni F, et al. [Transrectal Prostatic Echography in the Study of Hemospermia. an Assessment of an 85-patient Case Load]. Radiol Med. 1996;91(4):424-8. PubMed PMID: 8643853.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Transrectal prostatic echography in the study of hemospermia. An assessment of an 85-patient case load]. AU - Gattoni,F, AU - Avogadro,A, AU - Sacrini,A, AU - Blanc,M, AU - Pozzato,C, AU - Spagnoli,I, AU - Uslenghi,C, PY - 1996/4/1/pubmed PY - 1996/4/1/medline PY - 1996/4/1/entrez SP - 424 EP - 8 JF - La Radiologia medica JO - Radiol Med VL - 91 IS - 4 N2 - Eighty-five patients with hemospermia were examined with blood tests, sperm culture, transrectal US (TRUS) and cystourethroscopy. Blood tests and sperm culture demonstrated bacterial inflammation in 48 patients (56.47%). At cystourethroscopy, the urethra was normal or hyperemic in all patients. TRUS demonstrated 40 cases (47.05%) of periurethral calcifications and also with calcifications in the two glandular lobes. TRUS also demonstrated prostatic inflammation in progress or its outcome in 21 patients (24.70%), ectasia and seminal vesicle inflammation in 10 patients (11.76%), a prostatic tumor in 3 patients (3.52%). No patient had cysts, stones or cancers in the seminal vesicles. In 11 patients (12.94%), no specific cause of hemospermia was detected, even though 4 of these patients (4.70%) had received anticoagulants for former heart ischemia. Benign prostatic hypertrophy was found in 44 patients (51.76%) but we did not consider it a possible cause of hemospermia because of the high frequency of this condition in the male population. To conclude, TRUS could demonstrate the cause of hemospermia in most of our patients, which makes us suggest it as the diagnostic technique of choice in the patients with ejaculatory conditions, after clinical exams and laboratory tests, because it allows to study the prostate, the seminal vesicles and the urethra. SN - 0033-8362 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8643853/[Transrectal_prostatic_echography_in_the_study_of_hemospermia__An_assessment_of_an_85_patient_case_load]_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/blood.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -