Epididymo-Orchitis after Cryoablation of Prostate for Prostate Cancer

George Fournier, Ramaiah Indudhara, Viswanathan Gajendran, Perinchery Narayan, Erik Huang, Perinchery Narayan

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We report two cases of acute epididymo-orchitis developing 4 to 6 weeks after cryoablation for prostate cancer. One patient required a simple orchiectomy for epididymal abscess; the other responded to treatment with antibiotics. Since the occurrence of these two cases, we routinely perform bilateral vasectomy prior to prostate cryoablation. We suggest that an extended course of prophylactic antibiotics may also be needed in order to avoid this complication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-351
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of endourology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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