Ureteral and renal pelvic injuries from external trauma: diagnosis and management.

Abstract

To define the optimal methods of diagnosis and repair of ureteral and renal pelvic injuries, we reviewed the records of 18 patients with 19 collecting system injuries (16 penetrating, three blunt). Hematuria was absent in five of 16 patients. Intravenous urography was diagnostic of ureteral injury in three and normal or nondiagnostic in eight. Retrograde… (More)

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