Long-term results with the Kaufman prosthesis.


Journal Article

Patients with incontinence after prostatectomy were examined for long-term results following implantation of a Kaufman prosthesis. These appears to be a dichotomy between patients who underwent implantations of the device after radical procedures versus those who had been operated upon for benign disease. Patients undergoing implantation of the prosthesis after an operation for malignant disease experienced a higher rate of complications and a lower over-all continence rate. Also, patients who underwent implantation of the Kaufman prosthesis in conjunction with the Small-Carrion prosthesis showed a 100 per cent failure rate. It appears from the data that the Kaufman prosthesis is not the long sought panacea.

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Cited Authors

  • Graham, SD; Carson, CC; Anderson, EE

Published Date

  • August 1, 1982

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 128 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 328 - 330

PubMed ID

  • 7109101

Pubmed Central ID

  • 7109101

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1527-3792

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-5347

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)52911-0


  • eng