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Ureteral Injury during Lumbar Laminectomy: A rare occurrence
Khalid Farouk, Samiullah, Sundas Ishtiaq, Asher Masood, Ishtiaq Ahmed
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During spinal surgery injury to ureters is a rare complication with only few cases has been reported in literature. We come across a case of un-recognized iatrogenic during lumbar laminectomy. The injury went unrecognized initially and was discovered fifteen days later when the patient presented in surgery ER with atypical symptoms of severe right iliac fossa and flank pain. The symptoms were not attributable to any disease pertaining to the respective specialty. In this case report we have highlighted a rare complication which encountered during lumber spine laminectomy, with literature review to give comprehensive information’s to the surgeons and patients regarding this complication and its management approaches.

Keywords:  Ureter, Injury, Lumber laminectomy, Clinical presentation, Diagnosis, Management

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Farouk K, Samiullah, Ishtiaq S, Masood A, Ahmed I. Ureteral Injury during Lumbar Laminectomy A Rare Occurrence. Isra Med J. 2022; 14(1): 36-39. DOI:

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