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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 403-406

“Horrendoplasty” – A case of total perineal destruction by agricultural implement

Department of Urology, School of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Santa Maria Hospital, Lisbon, Portugal

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Pedro Simoes de Oliveira
Hospital de Santa Maria, Avenida Professor Egas Moniz, 1649-035 Lisbon
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DOI: 10.4103/UA.UA_92_17

PMID: 29118550

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Although posterior urethral injury occurs almost always in association with pelvic fracture, it may result from severe trauma to the perineum with its associated potential lethality and severe morbidity. Early primary endoscopic realignment over a urethral catheter can be attempted, although an immediate suprapubic tube placement remains the standard of care. Definitive treatment consists of elective open posterior anastomotic urethroplasty through a perineal approach. The authors present a 53-year-old man who sustained total, massive perineal destruction resulting from work accident with an agricultural implement. Immediate suprapubic tube placement was performed followed by delayed elective transperineal anastomotic posterior urethroplasty. A major multidisciplinary approach was necessary in the management strategy, including orthopedic, general, plastic, vascular surgeries, and reconstructive urology teams. At a later stage, with the patient stabilized and recovered from major, life-threatening lesions dealt with by a multidisciplinary team, urethral reconstruction can be undertaken with ultimate good functional outcomes.

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