Total prostatoseminal vesiculectomy in the treatment of debilitating perineal pain

J Urol. 1992 Aug;148(2 Pt 1):409-11. doi: 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)36615-6.


Persistent perineal pain, unresponsive to antibiotics and analgesia, sufficient to produce an inability to function in any work or social environment is occasionally encountered. A total of 5 such patients underwent total prostatoseminal vesiculectomy: 3 experienced complete relief of the pain and 1 experienced symptomatic relief to the extent that he ranks the residual discomfort as 1 on a scale of 1 to 10. The remaining patient had complete absence of pain for approximately 4 months but thereafter mild, intermittent proximal urethral discomfort developed during voiding. Total prostatoseminal vesiculectomy may be occasionally applicable in the patient disabled by chronic perineal pain. We believe that psychiatric evaluation and concurrence should be a preoperative prerequisite.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pain, Intractable / surgery*
  • Perineum*
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Prostatectomy*
  • Seminal Vesicles / surgery*