17 September 2014
PFUI, pelvic fracture urethral injury, STDU, suprapubic tube with delayed urethroplasty, ED, erectile dysfunction, EPR, early non-endoscopic realignment, EER, early endoscopic realignment, Pelvic fracture, Urethral injury, Urethral realignment
In patients with pelvic fracture urethral injury there are two options for management: First, to realign as an early primary realignment over a catheter; and second, to place a suprapubic tube with delayed urethroplasty of the inevitable stricture.
We reviewed previous reports from 1990 to the present, comparing early endoscopic realignment, early open realignment and suprapubic tube placement, to determine the rates of incontinence, erectile dysfunction and stricture formation.
Twenty-nine articles were identified. The rates of erectile dysfunction, incontinence, and stricture formation, respectively, were: for early endoscopic realignment, 20.5%, 5.8% and 43.8%; for open realignment over a catheter, 16.7%, 4.7% and 48.9%; and for a suprapubic tube and delayed urethroplasty 13.7%, 5.0%, and 89.0%. A one-way anova showed no difference in the mean rate of erectile dysfunction ( P = 0.53) or incontinence ( P = 0.73), and only stricture formation was significantly different ( P < 0.1).