Abscesses in the seminal vesicles (rare)

The symptoms are the same as with an abscess of the prostate, but the warmth, the swelling and the tenderness, instead of being over the patient's prostate, are higher and more to the side, over one, or occasionally both, of his seminal vesicles. He may also have pain suprapubically, in his back, or down the inner side of his thighs.

TREATMENT. Place the patient in an exaggerated lithotomy position, and and make an oblique lateral perineal incision. Dissect bluntly until you feel the swollen vesicle. Push a haemostat into it, drain it, and close the wound lightly round a drain.

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