Multi-institutional outcome study on the efficacy of closed-suction drainage of the scrotum in three-piece inflatable penile prosthesis surgery

@article{SadeghiNejad2005MultiinstitutionalOS,
  title={Multi-institutional outcome study on the efficacy of closed-suction drainage of the scrotum in three-piece inflatable penile prosthesis surgery},
  author={Hossein Sadeghi-Nejad and Pedram Ilbeigi and Steven K. Wilson and John R Delk and A. Siegel and Allen D. Seftel and Larry Shannon and Hyung Joong Jung},
  journal={International Journal of Impotence Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={17},
  pages={535-538}
}
Infection is a devastating complication of penile prosthesis surgery that occurs in approximately 2–5% of all primary inflatable penile primary implants in most series. Prevention of hematoma and swelling with closed-suction drains has been shown not to increase infection rate and yield an earlier recovery time. Despite the intuitive advantages of short-term closed-suction drainage in reducing the incidence of postoperative scrotal swelling and associated adverse effects, many urologists are… CONTINUE READING