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2022 Apr 29

Urologe A

[Urinary diversion for acute epididymitis : Transurethral or suprapubic catheter?]


Magistro G, Stief CG, Wagenlehner FME, Pilatz A
Urologe A. 2022 Apr 29.
PMID: 35486147.


Acute infective epididymitis is the most common cause for scrotal pain in adults. The severe course of the disease requires immediate antimicrobial management, comprised antibiotic treatment and supportive measures. Patients with chronic indwelling catheters and developing epididymitis show a more severe clinical course compared to patients without a catheter. Although it is common clinical practice to place a catheter for the treatment of a systemic infectious condition of the genitourinary tract, there is only limited evidence of support due to the absence of clinical trials.