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Ureteral damage during appendicectomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21034921     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of right ureteric damage in a 7-year-old boy who underwent appendicectomy is described. Ultrasound, magnetic resonance urography, nephrostogram, and retrograde ureterogram were helpful in defining the nature and extent of the lesion. He underwent staged procedures of percutaneous nephrostomy, elective resection and reconstruction of midureteral segment, and subsequent removal of double J stent and made a smooth recovery. Ureteric injuries, although rare, have serious consequences. A high index of suspicion is essential for diagnosis. Management is influenced by site, type, extent, and mechanism of injury, as well as the timing of detection.
Jacek Dalecki; Ramnik Patel; Lakshmi Sundararajan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1531-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-01     Completed Date:  2010-11-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e11-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Paediatric Surgery, University Hosp of Wales, CF 14 4XW Cardiff, Wales, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Appendectomy / adverse effects*
Diagnosis, Differential
Follow-Up Studies
Hydronephrosis / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
Intraoperative Complications*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Nephrostomy, Percutaneous / methods
Ureter / injuries*
Ureteral Diseases / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery

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