Title

Two Cases of Isolated Ureteral Injury Secondary to Blunt Force Trauma

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2020

Description

Ureteral injuries although rare can cause serious issues. The mechanism of injury is most commonly penetrating but in some rare cases blunt forces can contribute. It is important to diagnose ureteral injuries as soon as possible because they can have significant morbidity and mortality. Here we present two cases of isolated ureteral injury secondary to blunt force trauma. Both patients had the ureteral injury diagnosed by computed tomography (CT) scan and confirmed by a ureterogram with extravasation of contrast. Both patients also had peripelvic cyst, which could have been a contributing risk factor for injury. In both cases, the ureteral injury was repaired using a stent and both patients had no complications. We present these cases along with presentation, diagnostic work-up, and treatment.

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