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[Injuries of the urogenital system].

Authors
  • Mareković, Z
  • Kalauz, N
  • Pasini, J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Lijec̆nic̆ki vjesnik
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1991
Volume
113
Issue
7-8
Pages
230–233
Identifiers
PMID: 1762485
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

War injuries of the urogenital system present serious injuries accompanied with significant morbidity and mortality as well as causing high degree of later disablement. The paper presents our experiences and basic directions in treating urogenital injuries especially those penetrating and inflicted by high velocity missiles. Thirteen patients with urogenital injuries have been operated on and that makes 4% of all war injuries treated at KBC-Rebro hospital. Among the total number of abdominal injuries those urological make a considerable share--as high as 21% and that could be the consequence of the triage. In all the patients except one, in whom either kidney, ureter or bladder has been injured there has also been an associated injury of another abdominal organ (mostly colon and small intestine, than liver and spleen). All the operating procedures have been performed together with the general surgery team. X-ray preoperative examinations have been carried out only in two patients while the general state of the rest of the patients has not allowed for such procedures which could delay surgery. Nephrectomy has been performed in only one out of these thirteen patients. Orchidectomy has been carried out in only one patient in whom extensive laceration of the testis has occurred, while in others preserving surgical treatment has been applied.

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