Ureteric injury post total abdominal hysterectomy

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Recent total abdominal hysterectomy. Urine-like fluid draining from drain tube in pre-sacral space.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

Leak of contrast from the distal right ureter is a well recognized complication of hysterectomy.  It is important in this case that the ureter beyong the leak is intact albeit kinked so there is a chance that a urologist will be able to pass a wire and ureteric stent though to the renal pelvis thus avoiding the need for open intervention at least in the short term although there is always of the risk of developing a stricture at the site of ureteric injury.

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Case information

rID: 20303
Published: 11th Nov 2012
Last edited: 16th Aug 2019
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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