EAU guidelines on urological trauma

Eur Urol. 2005 Jan;47(1):1-15. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2004.07.028.


Purpose: To determine the optimal evaluation and management of genitourinary (renal, ureteral, bladder, urethral and genital) injuries by review of the world's literature on the subject.

Methods: A consensus committee convened by the Health Care Office of the European Association of Urology (EAU) to summarize the literature concerning the diagnosis and treatment of genitourinary trauma.

Results: Findings of 350 citations are reviewed.

Conclusions: The genitourinary trauma literature still relies heavily on expert opinion and single-institution retrospective series. Future prospective trials of the most significant issues, when possible, might improve the quality of evidence that dictates practitioner behavior.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference
  • Guideline
  • Practice Guideline
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Decision Trees
  • Female
  • Genitalia / injuries*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Urinary Tract / injuries*
  • Wounds and Injuries / diagnosis
  • Wounds and Injuries / therapy