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Journal of Trauma & Treatment
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Research Article

Female Urethral Injuries Associated with Pelvic Fractures

Nerli RB*, Sujata M Jali and Murigendra B. Hiremath
Department of Urology, KLES Kidney Foundation, KLE University’s JN Medical College, KLES Dr Prabhakar Kore Hospital & MRC Belgaum 590010, India
Corresponding Author : Dr. Rajendra B. Nerli
Professor & Head, Department of Urology
KLES Kidney Foundation, KLE University’s JN Medical College
KLES Dr Prabhakar Kore Hospital & MRC Belgaum 590010, India
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Received March 12, 2012; Accepted April 02, 2012; Published April 05, 2012
Citation: Nerli RB, Jali SM, Hiremath MB (2012) Female Urethral Injuries Associated with Pelvic Fractures. J Trauma Treatment 1:126. doi:10.4172/2167-1222.1000126
Copyright: © 2012 Nerli RB, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

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.

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