An update on urotrauma

Curr Opin Urol. 2015 Jul;25(4):323-30. doi: 10.1097/MOU.0000000000000184.


Purpose of review: The subject of genitourinary trauma was recently reviewed as an American Urologic Association guideline as well as recently updated as a European Association of Urology guideline. These guidelines, while complete and authoritative, deserve review, amplification and clarification. Also, notably absent from the guidelines is a section on the management of renovascular injuries, which will be reviewed here.

Recent findings: In the 2014, the American Urologic Association and updated European Association of Urology guidelines were published with highlighted features or changes described here.

Summary: We report the updated features of the guidelines as well as sections of update from our own experiences in which the guidelines remain vague or are absent.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Diagnostic Techniques, Urological
  • Female
  • Genitalia / injuries
  • Genitalia / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Kidney / injuries
  • Kidney / physiopathology
  • Male
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Prognosis
  • Ureter / injuries
  • Ureter / physiopathology
  • Urethra / injuries
  • Urethra / physiopathology
  • Urinary Bladder / injuries
  • Urinary Bladder / physiopathology
  • Urinary Tract / injuries*
  • Urinary Tract / physiopathology
  • Wounds and Injuries* / diagnosis
  • Wounds and Injuries* / physiopathology
  • Wounds and Injuries* / therapy