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Urological injuries following trauma

C Bent, T Iyngkaran, N Power, M Matson, T Hajdinjak, N Buchholz, T Fotheringham
Clinical Radiology 2008, 63 (12): 1361-71
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Blunt renal trauma is the third most common injury in abdominal trauma following splenic and hepatic injuries, respectively. In the majority, such injuries are associated with other abdominal organ injuries. As urological injuries are not usually life-threatening, and clinical signs and symptoms are non-specific, diagnosis is often delayed. We present a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of these injuries based on our experience in a busy inner city trauma hospital with a review of the current evidence-based practice. Diagnostic imaging signs are illustrated.

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