Title

Should Extraperitoneal Bladder Injuries Be Repaired at the Time of Pelvic Fixation?

Document Type

Abstract

Publication Date

4-23-2016

Abstract

Blunt pelvic fracture is the most common mechanism of injury to the urogenital system. Intraperitoneal bladder injuries undergo prompt surgical repair, while extraperitoneal injuries are managed with Foley catheter drainage until healed. However, when pelvic fixation is performed in the retropubic space, the bladder injury plane is violated and the injury may be exacerbated.

Comments

Presented at the University of Dayton and Miami Valley Hospital's Seventh Annual Healthcare Symposium, Dayton, OH, April 23, 2016.