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J Urol. 1996 Jan;155(1):155-7.

The prosthesis salvage operation: immediate replacement of the infected penile prosthesis.

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Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

We describe our experience with salvage of the infected penile prosthesis at initial presentation in 11 patients.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

All patients with prosthesis infection who presented since 1991 were considered for salvage surgery. Contraindications to a salvage operation included necrotic infections, diabetic patients with purulence in the corporeal bodies, rapidly developing infections and erosion of the device cylinders.

RESULTS:

In 1 patient in this group a salvage attempt was repeated after re-infection, for an overall success rate of 91%. Mean followup for the group was 21 months (range 9 to 42). Staphylococcus epidermidis was the infecting organism in 75% of our patients.

CONCLUSIONS:

Our experience demonstrates the safety and advantages of the immediate salvage technique.

PMID:
7490819
DOI:
10.1016/s0022-5347(01)66580-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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