Ureteral injury from blunt abdominal trauma sustained in a bicycle accident

Acta Chir Belg. 2009 Mar-Apr;109(2):232-3. doi: 10.1080/00015458.2009.11680411.


Ureteral injuries from blunt abdominal trauma are rare. A 67-year-old man presented with left flank pain after blunt abdominal trauma sustained in a bicycle accident. Only two hours later he developed haematuria and pain in the left inguinal area. Contrast enhanced computed tomography scans revealed a partial disruption of the left uretero-pelvic junction.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Injuries / complications
  • Abdominal Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Abdominal Injuries / surgery*
  • Aged
  • Bicycling / injuries*
  • Humans
  • Kidney Pelvis / injuries*
  • Male
  • Stents
  • Ureter / injuries*
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / diagnosis
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / surgery*