Red man syndrome caused by intracavernous irrigation with vancomycin at the time of placing penile implants

  • Mohamad Moussa Urology Department, Zahraa Hospital, University Medical Center, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon.
  • Mohamad Abou Chakra | Faculty of Medicine, Department of Urology, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon.
  • Athanasios Papatsoris 2nd Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Sismanoglio Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.
  • Athanasios Dellis Department of Urology/General Surgery, Areteion Hospital, Athens, Greece.
  • Yasmine Moussa Clinic of Dermatology, Dr. Brinkmann, Schult and Samimi-Fard, Gladbeck, Germany.


To the Editor,
Erectile dysfunction is a condition that affects more than half of men between 40 and 70 years of age. Penile prosthesis (PP) implant is recognized, at present, as the most effective option to obtain an artificial erection satisfactory for sexual intercourse in those patients in which the pharmacological approach is contraindicated or ineffective. [...]



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Red man syndrome, vancomycin, penile implants
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How to Cite
Moussa, M., Abou Chakra, M., Papatsoris, A., Dellis, A., & Moussa, Y. (2021). Red man syndrome caused by intracavernous irrigation with vancomycin at the time of placing penile implants. Archivio Italiano Di Urologia E Andrologia, 93(1), 86-87.

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