To describe a novel tabularized bladder flap technique for repair of post-traumatic obliterate bladder neck and urethral stricture in women. Traumatic genitourinary injury in females is rare, and generally associated with pelvic fracture.
The acute management of pelvic fracture urethral injuries (PFUIs) remains a controversial topic. Currently, suprapubic tube (SPT) placement with delayed repair or primary realignment (PR) represents the strategies used to treat patients.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common sequel of pelvic fracture urethral disruption. Those patients with nocturnal erections may respond favourably to sildenafil; however, little is known about the response to sildenafil in patients with absent nocturnal erections.
Urethral stricture may disturb both micturition and semen emission. Urethroplasty, despite the restoration of a proper urethral patency, may not eliminate the accompanying ejaculatory dysfunction (EjD).
Although pelvic fracture urethral injuries (PFUIs) are rare, approximately half these patients will report erectile dysfunction (ED) after their injuries. The anatomic relations of the cavernosal nerves and arteries to the bones of the pelvis and the urethra put these structures at significant risk at the time of PFUI.
Pelvic fractures from high-energy blunt force trauma can cause injury to the posterior urethra, known as pelvic fracture urethral injury, which is most commonly associated with unstable pelvic fractures.
Pelvic fracture urethral injuries (PFUI) with simultaneous rectal lacerations are unique rarely reported injuries. This paper serves to define our management, outcomes and make recommendations to improve the care of these patients.
Pelvic fracture urethral injury (PFUI) management in male adults and children is controversial. The jury is still out on the best way to manage these injuries in the short and long-term to minimise complications and optimise outcomes.
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