Ureteral trauma: patterns and mechanisms of injury of an uncommon condition.


BACKGROUND Traumatic ureteral injuries are uncommon, thus large series are lacking. METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of the National Trauma Data Bank (2002-2006). RESULTS Of the 22,706 genitourinary injuries, 582 ureteral injury patients were identified (38.5% blunt, 61.5% penetrating). Patients were 84% male, 38% white, and 37% black (mean… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2009.11.001