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J Urol. 1988 Jan;139(1):50-2.

Late hematogenous infection of penile prostheses.

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Division of Urologic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710.

Abstract

Late deep wound infection caused by hematogenous bacterial spread from a remote focus is a rare but disastrous complication of prosthetic devices. Six patients with probable late hematogenous infection are described. The initial implantation was free of contamination and infection, and a long functional interval ensued. A febrile process associated with a painful, swollen penis followed a probable remote infection source that was not covered with prophylactic antibiotics. All prostheses required removal. Prophylactic antibiotics may prevent these late hematogenous infections.

PMID:
3336104
DOI:
10.1016/s0022-5347(17)42287-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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