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Injuries to the urinary tract following caesarean section
Article published in Urologia Polska 1978/31/1.


Jan Krakowski
Oddział Urologiczny Krakowskiego Zespolonego Szpitala im. G. Narutowicza w Krakowie
Ordynator Oddziału: dr J. Krakowski


The author describes injuries to the urinary tract which may follow Caesarean section. Injuries to the bladder or ureter unrecognized during the operation may lead to development of uterocystic or uteroureteral fistulae.
The author desrcibes the mechanism of development and the types of fistulae, their diagnosis and treatment. Four own cases are reported — 3 with uterocystic fistula and 1 with uteroureteral fistula.