Trauma to the Urogenital Tract

  • Emmanuel Owusu Sekyere


  • Trauma to the urogenital tract should be actively sought for as it presents with non-specific signs and symptoms.

  • Management depends on the presence of other life-threatening injuries, and the advanced trauma life support approach is used as in any trauma situation.

  • Management is largely conservative for the majority of injuries but some require surgery, and a prompt decision should be made to avoid complications.

  • Delayed diagnosis is associated with increased morbidity and mortality.


Renal Injury Pelvic Fracture Ureteric Injury Bladder Injury Urinary Tract Obstruction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Urology Department, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, College of Health SciencesUniversity of Kwazulu NatalDurbanSouth Africa

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