Rupture of Posterior Urethra without Pelvic Fracture: A Rare Presentation

Document Type: Case Report

Authors

1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical sciences, Mashhad, Iran

2 Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical sciences, Mashhad, Iran

3 Department of Emergency Medicine. Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

Abstract

Rupture of the posterior urethra is a rather uncommon finding in patients with pelvic trauma. It is usually accompanied by pelvic fractures. Herein, we report the case of a 27-year-old man with isolated rupture of the posterior urethra –without pelvic fracture- after falling. The patient was successfully treated with primary suprapubic cystostomy and delayed urethral reconstruction surgery, after which he was discharged in good condition with no urologic complication. The consensus on these cases is either to perform an early realignment or to do late reconstructive surgery.

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