Traumatic urethral injury without pelvic fracture in an adult female

Nathan A. Bockholt, Kenneth G. Nepple, Charles R. Powell, Karl J. Kreder

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A 23-year-old female was involved in a motor vehicle collision with multiple injuries, including a right acetabular fracture, but no pelvic fracture. Urology consultation was obtained due to difficulty placing a urethral catheter. Examination revealed a longitudinal urethral tear with vaginal laceration extending 2 cm from the urethral meatus proximally toward the bladder neck. The longitudinal urethral tear was repaired primarily. Traumatic female urethral injury in the absence of a pelvic fracture is an exceedingly rare occurrence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)308-310
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Feb 17 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Female
  • Pelvis
  • Trauma
  • Urethra
  • Wounds and injuries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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