The challenges of a prostatectomy in rural Africa

  • G Gaido
  • C Lanza


Delayed complications of an established surgical procedure like transvescical
prostatectomy can occur in rural settings, where different factors can influence the outcome, beyond appropriate indication for surgery and technical skills of surgeons. Here we present a case that was per se surgically unremarkable, however a number of delayed omplications appeared in the post operative period, including infectious, neurologic, metabolic, hematologic ones, beyond purely post-surgery complications.

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