Urinary bladder injuries during vascular surgery

Leah Y. Nakamura, Robert G. Ferrigni, William M. Stone, Richard J. Fowl

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Urologic complications related to vascular surgery involving the ureter have been well recognized. These include ureteral compression from aneurysms, congenital anomalies such as retrocaval ureter, obstruction from retroperitoneal fibrosis, iatrogenic injury, and ureteric fistulas. Complications involving the bladder are more infrequent. Most of these bladder-related complications involve the use of tunneling devices for synthetic bypass grafts. We report an unusual case of a transvesically placed femoral-femoral bypass graft with delayed presentation. We also reviewed the English literature for experience with diagnosis and treatment of bladder injuries during vascular surgical procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)453-455
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of vascular surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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