|Year : 2017 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 214-215
Xanthogranulomatous prostatitis with benign prostatic hyperplasia: A rare combination
Navjot Grewal1, Amit Tuli2, Francis K Sridhar2, Kim John Mammen2
1 Student, Department of Urology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
2 Department of Urology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
|Date of Web Publication||13-Jul-2017|
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Xanthogranulomatous prostatitis is a rare benign granulomatous inflammation of the prostate. Only ten cases of such pathology have been reported in literature. Patients usually present with symptoms of lower urinary tract symptoms. It occasionally resembles other prostatic diseases such as prostatic carcinoma and abscess. Imaging techniques are not useful in the diagnosis of xanthogranulomatous prostatitis; hence, it is diagnosed only on the basis of histopathological examination of prostate.
Keywords: Histopathological examination, lower urinary tract infection, xanthogranulomatous prostatitis
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Grewal N, Tuli A, Sridhar FK, Mammen KJ. Xanthogranulomatous prostatitis with benign prostatic hyperplasia: A rare combination. CHRISMED J Health Res 2017;4:214-5
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Grewal N, Tuli A, Sridhar FK, Mammen KJ. Xanthogranulomatous prostatitis with benign prostatic hyperplasia: A rare combination. CHRISMED J Health Res [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Apr 2];4:214-5. Available from: http://www.cjhr.org/text.asp?2017/4/3/214/210490
| Introduction|| |
Xanthogranulomatous prostatitis is a rare benign granulomatous inflammation of prostate. Prostate is a rare and infrequent site for xanthogranulomatous changes, and only ten cases of such pathology have been reported in literature. The etiology and pathogenesis of xanthogranulomatous prostatitis remain unknown. Xanthogranulomatous prostatitis may be confused with other prostatic diseases such as prostatic carcinoma and prostatic abscess. Hence, it is important for the pathologist to have a high index of suspicion for this rare pathology.
| Case Report|| |
A 54-year-old gentleman with systemic hypertension and chronic obstructive lung disease presented with a history of acute urinary retention. He had obstructive and irritative lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) for the past 1 year. Three months back, he had a similar episode of acute urinary retention for which he was catheterized and started on alpha blockers. On examination, he had a tender palpable bladder. Digital rectal examination revealed a firm and nontender Grade III prostate. He was catheterized and approximately 650 ml of urine was drained. Urine microscopy revealed 70–80 pus cells, and urine culture had grown enterobacter. His routine biochemical parameters were normal, and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) was 0.013 ng/ml. Ultrasonography was suggestive of prostatomegaly (50cc). He underwent transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) for bothersome LUTS with recurrent urinary retention on alpha-blocker. Postoperatively, he had an uneventful recovery period. Histopathological examination [Figure 1] and [Figure 2] of the resected prostate tissue revealed adenofibromatous hyperplasia with xanthogranulomatous prostatitis. The patient is currently on regular follow-up.
|Figure 1: Photomicrograph showing sheets of xanthomatous cells (arrows) infiltrating prostatic stroma (H and E, ×200)|
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|Figure 2: Xanthogranulomatous inflammation with infiltration into prostatic glands (arrows) (H and E, ×400)|
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| Discussion|| |
The characteristic feature of xanthogranulomatous prostatitis is the presence of foamy macrophages in inflammatory cell infiltrate. It usually manifests in the early 60s with symptoms of LUTS. It occasionally resembles other prostatic diseases such as prostatic carcinoma and abscess, wherein serum PSA level is elevated., Transrectal ultrasonography and other imaging techniques are not useful in the diagnosis of xanthogranulomatous prostatitis; hence, it is diagnosed on the basis of histopathological examination of prostate.
Our patient in his mid-50s was a diagnosed case of benign prostatic hyperplasia presented with bothersome LUTS and recurrent urinary retention. Subsequently, TURP was performed. Histopathological examination [Figure 1] and [Figure 2] of the resected prostate tissue revealed sheets of foamy histiocytes, also known as xanthomatous cells, mixed with a few lymphocytes infiltrating the stroma of prostatic gland whose epithelium has denuded from its basement membrane, thus revealing xanthogranulomatis prostatitis. Hence, it becomes essential for the pathologist to keep in mind the possibility of this rare entity.
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