|November 2008 · Vol. 20, No. 11
How to safeguard the ureter and repair surgical injury
Under certain circumstances, ureteral injury may not only be likely—it is unavoidable. Here’s what you need to know to minimize the risk and ensure recovery.
In gynecologic surgery, ureteral injury occurs most often during abdominal hysterectomy
At least 50% of ureteral injuries reported during gynecologic surgery have occurred in the absence of a recognizable risk factor
Dr. Hoffman is Professor and Director, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
The author has no financial relationships relevant to this article.