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Spontaneous recanalization of complete urethral injury treated by suprapubic cystostomy alone after severe pelvic bone fracture in a young male in Korea: a case report
Han Kyul Shin, Gi Ho Moon, Sung Yub Jeong, Ho Jun Lee
J Trauma Inj. 2023;36(2):161-164.   Published online December 2, 2022
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20408/jti.2022.0056
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Injury to the genitourinary tract is rare, with an incidence of less than 1%. Younger men (mean age, approximately 30 years) are predominantly affected. We introduce an unusual case of a 25-year-old male patient with complete urethral injury combined with a severe open pelvic bone fracture. During the emergency surgery, the primary realignment of the posterior urethra could not be performed due to a large defect. With suprapubic cystostomy alone, follow-up voiding cystourethrography showed spontaneous recanalization of the transected urethra after four months. Suprapubic cystostomy is an efficient treatment option when primary realignment is not possible.
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