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Prog Urol. 2008 Nov;18(10):650-3. doi: 10.1016/j.purol.2008.04.004. Epub 2008 Jun 2.

[Urological emergencies at the Dakar university teaching hospital: epidemiological, clinical and therapeutic features].

[Article in French]

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Service d'urologie-andrologie, CHU Aristide-Le-Dantec, B.P. 35354 Colobane, Dakar, Sénégal. bbcrfall@yahoo.fr

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To present the epidemiological, clinical and therapeutic features of the urological emergencies in Senegal, West Africa.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

The authors conducted a 20 months retrospective study that analyzed the epidemiological, clinical and therapeutic features of all urological emergencies admitted to the urology department of the university teaching hospital Aristide-Le-Dantec (Dakar).

RESULTS:

There were 1237 urological emergencies. The mean age of the patients was 58.8 years (range one month-94 years). The sex ratio (M/F) was 20.32. These patients had an age equal to or higher than 60 years in 50.7% of the cases. The most frequent illness was urinary retention (53%) and genitor-urinary system infectious, which represented as a whole 16.4% of the cases. The gangrenes of male external genitalia (Fournier's gangrene) accounted for 4.1% of the cases and the priapism 1.3%. In emergency, 331 surgical operations were performed. The most performed procedures were the installation of a suprapubic catheter (59.8%) and debridement of a gangrene of male external genitalia (15.4%).

CONCLUSION:

The most frequent urological emergency in our country was the acute urinary retention. Some serious illness like gangrene of male external genitalia (Fournier's gangrene) and priapism are not rare there.

PMID:
18971107
DOI:
10.1016/j.purol.2008.04.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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