Percutaneous antegrade ureteral stenting as an adjunct for treatment of complicated ureteral injuries

Bruce Toporoff, Salvatore Sclafani, Thomas Scalea, Ernst Vieux, Nabil Atweh, Albert Duncan, Stanley Trooskin

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We report our use of percutaneous antegrade ureteral stenting (PAUS) as an adjunct for the management of dehisced ureteral repairs and delayed- presentation ureteral injuries secondary to penetrating trauma. This procedure was performed in treating six patients with ureteral injuries. Four patients had dehiscence of a lacerated ureter that had been primarily repaired. Two other patients had ureteral contusions that subsequently became fullthickness disruptions postoperatively. One of these patients developed a pancreaticoureteral fistula. The sepsis resolved in all six patients and in five of the six patients the ureteral disruption healed within 2 months after PAUS without operative intervention. In one patient the ureter healed with stricture, necessitating ureteral reanastomosis. All urinomas resolved with percutaneous drainage. The PAUS technique was used to successfully treat four dehisced ureteral repairs and was the primary method used to successfully treat two disrupted ureteral contusions that were associated with multiple collections and fistulas. These techniques can be utilized for complex ureteral injuries associated with pancreatic leaks, colon or duodenal injuries, and multiple abscesses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)534-538
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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