Iatrogenic Ureteral Injury: Avoidance, Recognition, and Treatment

Credits: 1

Course Description

Ureteral injuries are infrequent, but can lead to significant damage from gynecological, general surgical and ureteroscopic procedures. Considering that two-thirds of ureteral injuries go unrecognized, significant morbidity and the potential for renal unit loss can be minimized if recognized early.  During this one-hour webinar, acclaimed trauma and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Richard Santucci, uses case examples to demonstrate how to check for injury and avoid anatomic hand grenades. You will feel as if he is guiding you through a real-time consultation.

Learning Objectives

After this activity, urologists, gynecologists and surgeons should be able to:

  • Cite the incidence and risk factors for ureteral injuries
  • Identify and manage specific intra- and post-operative injuries
  • Recognize and implement principles of repair

Faculty Information

Richard Santucci, MD
former Director, Center for Urologic ReconstructionTM,
Specialist-in-Chief for Urology, Detroit Medical Center

Released: June 2018
Valid for credit through: June 2021


CME Information
Physicians Insurance/Experix is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians Insurance/Experix designates this enduring internet activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

This activity meets the criteria for up to 1 hour of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirement of the Washington State Quality Assurance Commission.

Neither the presenter nor the planners for this activity have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
This content will not include mention of unapproved or investigational uses or products or devices.

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