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Trauma remains the leading cause of mortality in the pediatric population. Life threatening genitourinary injuries are rare and consist of a major renal or vascular injury. While genitourinary injuries should be identified in a timely fashion to minimize morbidity, the evaluation of a patient with suspected genitourinary injury should follow the precepts of trauma care: airway, breathing and circulation. Most genitourinary injuries are identified during the secondary survey or subsequent imaging and laboratory evaluation. The majority of genitourinary injuries may be successfully managed nonoperatively.
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Last updated: February 19, 2018
Waldhausen, John, et al., editors. "Genitourinary Trauma." Pediatric Surgery NaT, American Pediatric Surgical Association, 2018. APSA Webapp, www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829095/all/Genitourinary_Trauma.
Genitourinary Trauma. In: Waldhausen J, Powell D, Hirschl R, eds. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2018. https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829095/all/Genitourinary_Trauma. Accessed May 22, 2019.
Genitourinary Trauma. (2018). In Waldhausen, J., Powell, D., & Hirschl, R. (Eds.), Pediatric Surgery NaT. Available from https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829095/all/Genitourinary_Trauma
Genitourinary Trauma [Internet]. In: Waldhausen J, Powell D, Hirschl R, editors. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2018. [cited 2019 May 22]. Available from: https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829095/all/Genitourinary_Trauma.
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