Granulomatous prostatitis

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Granulomatous prostatitis
Granulomatous inflammation of bladder neck.jpg
Micrograph showing a granulomatous prostatitis due to BCG treatment for bladder cancer. H&E stain.
Classification and external resources
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Granulomatous prostatitis is an uncommon disease of the prostate, an exocrine gland of the male reproductive system. It is a form of prostatitis, i.e. inflammation of the prostate, resulting from infection (bacterial, viral, or fungal), the BCG therapy, malacoplakia or systemic granulomatous diseases which involve the prostate.

Pathogenesis[edit]

Prostatic secretions escape into the stroma and elicit an inflammatory response.

Histopathology[edit]

Noticeable destruction of Acini, surrounded by epitheloid cells, giant cells, lymphocytes, plasma cells and dense fibrosis.

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