Urogenital injuries

Specialty of Urology

A trauma is an injury to an organ or tissue due to external actions or causes. Urogenital traumatisms refer to lesions produced in the genital and or urinary tract. In this case, the organ that is most frequently damaged is the kidney, followed by the bladder, urethra, testicles and ureters. In addition, there are two types of urogenital trauma. On the one hand, there are the so-called closed traumas, which are the most common, and include injuries caused by falls from heights, traffic accidents, sports injuries and direct blows on the external genitalia. On the other hand, open traumas, which are caused mainly by stab wounds, gunshot or fire injuries and by abdominal surgery.

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