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Iatrogenic Ureteral Injury Following Radical Hysterectomy - Case Presentation


Dragos Radu Marcu, Ovidiu Gabriel Bratu, Dan Arsenie Spinu, Ioana Sorina Oprea, Ileana Adela Vacaroiu, Bogdan Florin Geavlete, Camelia Diaconu, Dan Mischianu

Iatrogenic ureteral injuries represent an important complication of abdomino-pelvic surgery with serio-us consequences in the absence of a prompt diagnostic and adequate treatment. According to literature it has been estimated that over 75% of all ureteral injuries are iatrogenic and that the incidence of ureteral lesions during an abdomino-pelvic surgery ranges from 0.5% to 10%[1-5]. Studies concerning this pathology have shown that obstetric and gynecological surgery accounts for approximately 50-60% or even more, followed by colorectal surgery 10-25%, vascular surgery (aortoiliac and aorto-femural bypass) and urological surgery 15-30% (classic, laparoscopic and endoscopic approach)[5-11]. [...]

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