What is the pathophysiology of ureteral injury?

Updated: Nov 12, 2020
  • Author: Sandip P Vasavada, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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The pathophysiology of ureteral injury depends on many factors, including the type of injury and when the injury is identified. Ureteral injuries may have numerous consequences, including the following:

  • Spontaneous resolution and healing of the injured ureter
  • Ureteral necrosis with urinary extravasation
  • Ureteral stricture formation

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