Genitourinary Tract Injuries due to Fracture of the Pelvis in Females: Sequelae and their Management

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  • U. PATIL,

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    1. Departments of Urology and Gynecology, Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, USA
      Department of Urology, Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, New York 13210, USA.
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      U. Patil, MD, FRCS, FACS, Associate Professor and Director of Pediatric Urology.

  • R. NESBITT,

    1. Departments of Urology and Gynecology, Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, USA
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      R. Nesbitt, MD, FACS, Professor and Chairman.

  • R. MEYER

    1. Departments of Urology and Gynecology, Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, USA
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      R. Meyer, MD, FACS, Clinical Associate Professor.


  • Read the 37th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Urological Surgeons in London, July, 1981.

Department of Urology, Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, New York 13210, USA.

Abstract

Summary— The pathophysiology of injury to the female genitourinary tract secondary to a fractured pelvis has been studied in 5 patients. Delayed complications were frequent and their management is described.

It is concluded that a transpubic approach to the lower urinary tract facilitates the satisfactory reconstruction of the urinary tract. Long-term follow-up of 4 to 5 years is necessary for the satisfactory management of these patients following their initial injury.

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