Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Prostate gland: disease

Contributor(s): Rob Lofstedt

Introduction

  • Very rare condition in the cat.
  • Cause: neoplasia, hyperplasia, cysts and/or infection have been reported.
  • Signs: lower urinary tract disease, dysuria.
  • Diagnosis: contrast radiography, post mortem.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Infectious - ascending infection via urethra.
  • Glandular hyperplasia - ? senile change.
  • Neoplasia - adenocarcinoma.

Timecourse

  • Variable.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from VetMed Resource and PubMed.
  • Caney S M A, Holt P E, Day M J, Rudorf H & Gruffyd Jones T J (1998) Prostatic adenocarcinoma in two cats. JSAP 39, 140-143.
  • Hubbard B S, Vulgamott J C & Liska W D (1990) Prostatic adenocarcinoma in a cat. JAVMA 197, 1493-1494.
  • Newell S M, Mahaffey M B, Binhazim A & Greene C E (1992) Paraprostatic cyst in a cat. JSAP 33, 399-401.


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