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 PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Caney S M, Holt P E, Day M J et al (1998) Prostatic carcinoma in two cats. JSAP 39 (3), 140-143 PubMed.
  • Newell S M, Mahaffey M B, Binhazim A et al (1992) Paraprostatic cyst in a cat. JSAP 33 (8), 399-401 VetMedResource.
  • Hubbard B S, Vulgamott J C & Liska W D (1990) Prostatic adenocarcinoma in a cat. JAVMA 197 (11), 1493-1494 PubMed.


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