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Urologic Trauma

  • Bradley D. Figler
  • Viraj A. Master
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Part of the Springer Specialist Surgery Series book series (SPECIALIST)

Abstract

Injury is a major cause of death and disability worldwide and the leading cause of death among young people in the USA. However, fatalities represent only a small fraction of those injured – of the 2.5 million patients who were hospitalized for injuries in 2003, only 148,000 died of their injuries.2,3 Urogenital injuries, though common, are often not life-threatening and are easily overlooked during the initial stabilization of the trauma patient, resulting in significant morbidity.

Keywords

Blunt Trauma Pelvic Fracture Gunshot Wound Ureteral Injury Bladder Injury 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bradley D. Figler
    • 1
  • Viraj A. Master
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of UrologyEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA

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