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Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Dec;199(6):644.e1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2008.06.034. Epub 2008 Aug 22.

Analysis of urologic complications after radical hysterectomy.

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Institute of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Clinical Centre of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Injuries of the ureter or bladder or development of vesicovaginal and ureterovaginal fistulas are the most serious complications in gynecological surgery.

STUDY DESIGN:

This study included 536 women who underwent radical hysterectomy because of invasive cancer of the cervix uteri.

RESULTS:

During the surgery the ureter was injured in 1.32% of cases, whereas the percentage of bladder injuries was 1.49. In the early postoperative period vesicovaginal or ureterovaginal fistulas appeared in 2.61% and 2.43% of cases, respectively.

CONCLUSION:

The stage of the disease, obesity, diabetes, and postoperative surgical infection acted as predisposing factors of the urinary tract complications.

PMID:
18722569
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajog.2008.06.034
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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