A rare complication of lumbar disk surgery: Ureteral avulsion


Demirkesen O. , Tunc B. , Ozkan B.

INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY, vol.38, pp.459-461, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11255-006-6651-x
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.459-461

Abstract

A 49-year-old woman was admitted to our clinic with high fever, left lumbar pain and a mass at the flank following spinal surgery for disk disease. Complete left ureteral avulsion with urinoma formation was detected and she was treated with ureteroureterostomy. As in this case shows that the possibility of ureteral injury to the ureter during surgery for a disk hernia should be familiar to all neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons and urologists. When the diagnosis is made during early postoperative period, good results with preservation of the kidney can be achieved.