Treatment plans and results in iatrogenic ureteral injuries [Iatrojenik üreteral travmalarda tedavi planlarimiz ve sonuçlari.]
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We treated 19 patients with iatrogenic ureteral injuries during a 10-year period. Gynecological operations were the most common surgical procedures (52.6%). The diagnosis of ureteral injury was made immediately in 6 patients and was delayed 14 to 180 days in 13. Five of the 6 injuries recognized during the operation were repaired successfully at the time of injury; one patient resulted a nephrectomy. Seven of the lately recognized 13 patients were treated with percutaneous nephrostomy and the first treatment. The two patients were made ureteroneocystostomy, one was made ureteroureterostomy and one had ureterolysis in the other five patients. We observed ureteral stenosis in the three patients after the operation follow ups. The treatment was achieved with the endourological approach at these patients. Finally, we recommend percutaneous nephrostomy as a first treatment choice in the lately recognized iatrogenic ureteral injuries, while the immediate diagnosis and treatment of iatrogenic ureteral injuries, are severely important.