What are the signs and symptoms iatrogenic ureteral injury following gynecologic surgery?

Updated: Nov 12, 2020
  • Author: Sandip P Vasavada, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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More than 70% of the time, unilateral ureteral injury is noticed postoperatively, when the patient may present with flank pain, prolonged ileus, fever, watery vaginal discharge, or elevated serum creatinine levels. In cases of bilateral ureteral injury, anuria is the first clinical sign.


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