The pathologic effect of ureteral ligation, with clinical implications

J. I. Gurin, R. L. Garcia, A. Melman, E. Leiter

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Inadvertent, ureteral ligation is a frequent occurrence with pelvic surgery. We determined the effect of the ureteral ligation of varying lengths of time in an animal model in order to provide a rational basis for the clinical management of such injuries in humans. In the rat, simple deligation of a ureter that has been ligated for as long as 24 hours results in a complete resolution of the injury with no gross or microscopic evidence of the trauma. After 48 and 72 hours of ligation, hydroureter was apparent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1404-1406
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

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  • Urology


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