Nerli RB, Sujata M Jali and Murigendra B. Hiremath
Introduction: Urethral injuries associated with pelvic fractures are regarded as rare in women and thus discussed infrequently. We reviewed our series of girls/women who presented with urethral injuries.
Materials and Methods: Eleven patients (age range 8-49 years) presenting with urethral injuries and admitted to urological services were reviewed. All had associated injuries, generally more severe than seen in males with urethral injuries.
Results: All the eleven patients had severe injuries. Three of them underwent immediate repair of the urethra, whereas the remaining eight underwent repair 7-15 days later. In the follow-up period three developed stricture, one needing a Mitrofanoff’s procedure to self catheterize and the remaining two needing regular dilatation. One patient developed urinary incontinence.
Conclusions: Pelvic fractures are associated with urethral injuries, though less common among the females. A more severe injury is needed to damage the female urethra than is necessary in males.PDF
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