Fournier's gangrene: a complication of penile prosthetic implantation in a renal transplant patient.

Journal Article

The management of erectile impotence in renal transplant patients remains problematical. The enhanced risk of surgical infection in this immunosuppressed patient population must be addressed if prosthetic implantation is contemplated. A case of Fournier's gangrene (synergistic necrotizing gangrene of the genitalia) following implantation of a Small-Carrion penile prosthesis is reported. This potentially life-threatening infection demonstrates graphically the surgical infection risk of this population and suggests extreme caution before proceeding with a prosthetic operation in this unique subset of impotent patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Walther, PJ; Andriani, RT; Maggio, MI; Carson, CC

Published Date

  • February 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 137 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 299 - 300

PubMed ID

  • 3543410

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-5347


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States