Korean J Urol.  1982 Nov;23(7):927-932.

Clinical Observation on Renal Injury

  • 1Department of Urology, Catholic Medical College, Seoul, Korea.


A clinical observation was made on 73 patients of renal injury at the Department of Urology, Catholic Medical College, during the period from January, 1972 to December, 1981. The results were as follows: 1. The most favorable age was 20-29 years for 31.5%. The sex ratio, male to female, was 2.6:1. 2. The most common causes of renal injury were traffic accidents for 35.6%, and then kick & blow, fall, sport and introgenic in order. 3. The renal injuries in this series were classified as minor injury (71.2%), major injury (27.4%), pedicle injury (1.4%), according to Scott classification. 4. The IVP was done in 68 patients and abnormal findings were obtained in 31 cases. The renal angiography was done in 8 patients and RGP in 5 patients. 5. The complications were noted in 10 cases.


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