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An epidural abscess following transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsies of the prostate
Centre Hospitalier de l'Universit? de Montr?al (CHUM-Notre-Dame Hospital) Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Dec  2005 (Vol.  12, Issue  6, Pages( 2899 - 2900)


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  • We report the occurrence of an epidural abscess following TRUS-guided prostate biopsies, which highlights the fact that severe complications may occur with this technique in spite of antibiotic prophylaxis. Ciprofloxacin-resistant Escherichia coli is a frequent cause of fever following TRUS-guided prostate biopsies as was the case in our patient. Early suspicion of the presence of ciprofloxacin-resistant Escherichia coli may help avoid serious complications in these patients.