Genital System pp 287-289 | Cite as

Chronic Prostatitis, Rat

  • George A. Parker
  • John Grabau
Part of the Monographs on Pathology of Laboratory Animals book series (LABORATORY)


Chronic prostatitits typically is encountered in randomly selected microscopic sections of the prostate, and is not commonly recognized at gross necropsy examination. Those few cases recognized by gross observation consist of enlargement or atrophy, which may be symmetrical or asymmetrical, with slight discoloration of the affected gland. Incision of severely inflamed glands may reveal frank suppuration. The ventral, lateral, and dorsal prostates are commonly involved, and lesions are rarely seen in the anterior prostate (coagulating gland)(see p.272, this volume).


Chronic Prostatitis Prostatic Fluid Male Accessory Gland Anterior Prostate Frank Suppuration 
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  • John Grabau

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