Pelvic fracture urethral injuries in children a case report and appraisal of their emergency management

James A. Meltzer, Srinivas H. Reddy, Einat Blumfield, Carolina Alvayay, Stephen M. Blumberg

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Abstract

Pelvic fracture urethral injuries are uncommon injuries that are frequently overlooked in the emergency department. We present a case of a 2-year-old girl whose urethral trauma was initially missed and potentially worsened by the placement of a urinary catheter. The clinical and diagnostic features of these rare injuries are discussed along with the controversies surrounding urinary catheter placement and retrograde urethrography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)627-629
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Emergency Care
Volume32
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • Female
  • Pelvic fracture
  • Urethral
  • Urethrography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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