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Urol Clin North Am. 1999 Nov;26(4):829-39, x.

Management of prosthesis infections in urologic surgery.

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Division of Urology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill 27599, USA.


Prosthetic devices are a cornerstone of urologic surgical care. The most disastrous complication of these surgical procedures is infection. The prevention, identification, and management of infections are critical to maintaining functional urologic prosthetic devices. Although the incidence is low, rapid identification of infections once they occur and proper management with antibiotics, surgical intervention, irrigation, and salvage procedures can maintain the function of urologic prosthetic devices despite clinical infection.

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