Suspected iatrogenic ureteric injury: an approach to diagnostic imaging

Clin Radiol. 2014 Nov;69(11):e454-61. doi: 10.1016/j.crad.2014.07.014. Epub 2014 Aug 28.


Iatrogenic ureteric injury (IUI) is the leading cause of ureteric trauma and a complication of major abdominal and pelvic surgery. IUI carries significant morbidity and mortality, which can be further compounded by delayed diagnosis due to its non-specific clinical presentation. We review ureteric anatomy, types of IUI, and imaging strategies available for diagnosis. We propose an imaging protocol for prompt diagnosis and follow-up.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Contrast Media
  • Diagnostic Imaging*
  • Humans
  • Iatrogenic Disease*
  • Ureter / injuries*


  • Contrast Media