Ureter trauma

Background

  • 90% of injuries occur from penetrating injury
  • Isolated ureter injury is rare

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Abdominal Trauma

Evaluation

  • Absence of hematuria does NOT rule out ureteral injury
  • If CT is nondiagnostic but high index of suspicion perform IV urography or retrograde pyelography

Management

  • Surgery

Disposition

  • Admit

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