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Epididymitis after transurethral prostatectomy.

Authors
  • Fujita, K
  • Kimura, T
  • Saito, K
  • Kitagawa, M
  • Furuhata, T
  • Uyama, K
  • Ogura, K
  • Ueno, F
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical Therapeutics
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1988
Volume
10 Spec No
Pages
56–59
Identifiers
PMID: 3233631
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Transurethral prostatectomy was performed in 2,407 patients and open subcapsular prostatectomy in 308 patients. Postsurgical epididymitis developed in 1.0% of the patients undergoing transurethral resection and in 3.2% of the patients undergoing open resection (P less than 0.05). Factors associated with the incidence of epididymitis, such as prostate weight and operating time, were also associated with the incidence of urinary tract infection. Epididymitis was significantly associated with the presence of preoperative catheterization and postoperative urinary tract infection.

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