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.
Content in this topic is referenced in SCORE Abdominal Trauma overview
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