AUA 2011 - Review of 1103 inflatable penile prosthetic surgeries performed in 2009 demonstrates almost complete variability for irrigation and antibiotic practice amongst eleven high-volume reconstructive surgeons - Session Highlights

WASHINGTON, DC USA ( - Authors noted a 1% infection rate in first line IPP placement and a 3.8% in revisions. Of the 11 surgeons, only 2 shared the same irrigating protocol. There was no relationship between the irrigation rate and incidence of infections.



Presented by A. Bella, et al. at the American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting - May 14 - 19, 2011 - Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC USA

Reported for UroToday by Pamela Ellsworth, MD, Associate Professor of Urology/Surgery and Pediatrics at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.


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