Epidemiology

Injuries to the genitourinary system occur in about 2 to 5 percent of adult trauma victims. The vast majority of these injuries are due to blunt trauma. Accurate overall estimates for children are not available, but it appears that about 10 percent of pediatric patients with blunt abdominal trauma have renal system injury. 12 More than 80 perecnt of those with injuries to the kidney have other concurrent injuries, about a third of them life threatening. Approximately 80 percent of the urogenital injuries involve the kidney, and about 10 percent involve the bladder. Significant ureteral injuries are relatively rare and are usually associated with penetrating trauma. Significant urethral injuries most often occur in males and are usually associated with pelvic fracture. Patients with anatomic anomalies, including tumor and hydronephrosis, appear more susceptible to injury.

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Peripheral Neuropathy Natural Treatment Options

Peripheral Neuropathy Natural Treatment Options

This guide will help millions of people understand this condition so that they can take control of their lives and make informed decisions. The ebook covers information on a vast number of different types of neuropathy. In addition, it will be a useful resource for their families, caregivers, and health care providers.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment