Late hematogenous infection of penile prostheses.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Carson, CC; Robertson, CN

Published Date

  • January 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 139 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 50 - 52

PubMed ID

  • 3336104

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-5347

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)42287-7


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States