When is surgery indicated in the treatment of urinary tract infection (UTI) in males?

Updated: Aug 27, 2019
  • Author: John L Brusch, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Answer

Surgical intervention may be required in the patients with the following conditions:

  • Prostatitis involving bladder neck obstruction, prostatic or bladder calculi, or recurrent prostatitis with the same bacteria [3]

  • Emphysematous pyelonephritis (ie, emergent nephrectomy)

  • Epididymitis involving spermatic cord torsion

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.


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