Delayed diagnosis of traumatic ureteral injuries.

  title={Delayed diagnosis of traumatic ureteral injuries.},
  author={David A Kunkle and Bryan T. Kansas and Abhijit Pathak and Amy J. Goldberg and Jack H. Mydlo},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  volume={176 6 Pt 1},
PURPOSE We review our experience with traumatic ureteral injuries missed at exploration. We also conduct meta-analysis to define factors contributing to missed injury, comparing outcomes of early vs late diagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Our genitourinary trauma database was retrospectively reviewed from 1995 through 2004. A total of 40 ureteral injuries were identified including 5 with delayed diagnosis. Previously published series of ureteral trauma were then analyzed for injuries with… CONTINUE READING
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