Traumatic rupture of the female urethra.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The clinical course of 4 female patients with complete traumatic rupture of the urethra was evaluated in an effort to propose guide lines for the investigation and initial management of this unusual injury. Treatment modalities are determined by the level of urethral injury and the subsequent effect on continence. We recommend a retropubic approach for bladder neck injuries, a transvaginal approach for proximal urethral ruptures with reanastomosis over a stenting catheter and acceptance of a hypospadiac neomeatus for distal urethral ruptures.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bredael, JJ; Kramer, SA; Cleeve, LK; Webster, GD

Published Date

  • October 1, 1979

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 122 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 560 - 561

PubMed ID

  • 573339

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-5347

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0022-5347(17)56504-0


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States