oa South African Medical Journal - Fracture of the pelvis with complete rupture of the urethra

Volume 19, Issue 14
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Some peculiarities of rupture of the membranous urethra associated with fractured pelvis are mentioned. Authorities are quoted regarding the frequency of this injury and the type of violence usually responsible for it. The signs, symptoms and methods of diagnosis are shortly outlined.The various methods of treatment are discussed. Three cases treated by the writer are descriptionbed. Comments are made on certain points of special interest in the type of case occurring underground on the mines.

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