Genitourinary trauma

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Abstract

Following splenic and hepatic injuries, renal injuries are the third most commonly injured abdominal structure, affecting 10% of patients with major traumatic injuries.1,2 As with most injuries, genitourinary (GU) trauma is most common in those 20-35 years of age and in the male sex.1 Most GU injuries (90%) result from blunt mechanisms of injury with penetrating accounting for the remainder. The most frequent blunt mechanisms resulting in GU injury include motor vehicle collisions, automobile vs. pedestrians or bicycles, and falls; less commonly occurring after assaults and sports-related injuries. Genital specific injuries have a high prevalence of selfinfliction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTrauma: A Comprehensive Emergency Medicine Approach
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages232-250
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780511975769
ISBN (Print)9780521870573
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Holmes Jr, J. F. (2011). Genitourinary trauma. In Trauma: A Comprehensive Emergency Medicine Approach (pp. 232-250). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511975769.015