Chapter 21. Emergency Urology

  1. Adam Brooks FRCS (Gen Surg), DMCC Consultant Senior Lecturer3,4,
  2. Bryan A. Cotton MD, MPH Associate Professor5,
  3. Lt Col Nigel Tai MS, FRCS (Gen Surg), RAMC Consultant Senior Lecturer4,6 and
  4. Col Peter F. Mahoney OBE, TD, MSc, FRCA, RAMC Defence Professor7
  1. Thomas J. Walton Specialist Registrar1 and
  2. Gurminder S. Mann Consultant Urological Surgeon2

Published Online: 10 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444315172.ch21

Emergency Surgery

Emergency Surgery

How to Cite

Walton, T. J. and Mann, G. S. (2010) Emergency Urology, in Emergency Surgery (eds A. Brooks, B. A. Cotton, N. Tai and P. F. Mahoney), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444315172.ch21

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Major Trauma Pathway Lead, General Surgery Service Lead, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK

  2. 4

    Academic Department of Military Surgery and Trauma, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Birmingham, UK

  3. 5

    Department of Surgery and the Center for Translational Injury Research, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, USA

  4. 6

    Defence Medical Services, Trauma Clinical Academic Unit, Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London, UK

  5. 7

    RCDM Birmingham Research, Park Vincent Drive, Birmingham, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Leicester General Hospital, Leicester, UK

  2. 2

    Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 31 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170253

Online ISBN: 9781444315172



  • urology;
  • emergency urology;
  • ureteric colic - urolithiasis representing commonest cause of acute ureteric colic;
  • ureteric colic - presenting with acute severe loin pain;
  • Acute urinary retention (AUR) - common male urological emergency, inability to pass urine;
  • urinary tract infection (UTI) - infective conditions as urological emergencies;
  • acute pyelonephritis, acute inflammation of renal parenchyma and renal pelvis;
  • penoscrotal emergencies;
  • paraphimosis, a tight foreskin (phimosis) retracts over glans penis, and is not replaced;
  • AAST renal injury grading scale


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Ureteric colic

  • Acute urinary retention

  • Urinary tract infection

  • Penoscrotal emergencies

  • Genitourinary trauma

  • Ureteric trauma

  • Bladder trauma

  • Urethral trauma

  • External genital trauma

  • Further reading