Delays and difficulties in the diagnosis of lower urologic injuries in the context of pelvic fractures.

@article{Ziran2005DelaysAD,
  title={Delays and difficulties in the diagnosis of lower urologic injuries in the context of pelvic fractures.},
  author={Bruce H. Ziran and Eric Chamberlin and Franklin D. Shuler and Munir Shah},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2005},
  volume={58 3},
  pages={
          533-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND This article describes the characteristics of missed lower urologic injuries at a level 1 trauma center using advanced trauma life support protocols. Between 1991 and 1996, 635 patients were treated for traumatic pelvic fractures. For the 43 patients with missed urologic diagnoses, the pelvic fracture pattern, initial evaluation, average delay to diagnosis and treatment, reason for the delay, and manner in which the lower urinary tract injury was discovered and treated were… CONTINUE READING