Ursachen und Verlauf bei Fornixruptur

Translated title of the contribution: Causes and course of fornix rupture

C. Doehn*, L. Fiola, M. Peter, D. Jocham

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Purpose:Fornix rupture is a urological emergency situation. In most cases ureteral stones represent the underlying cause. We present the largest series ever reported. Material and Methods:Between 1994 bis 2005 a total of 162patients were diagnosed with a fornix rupture. There were 121men and 41women with a median age of 53years (range: 2079years). We investigated the following parameters: underlying cause of fornix rupture, symptoms, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Results:In 60% of cases a ureteral stone was found as cause and in another 28% we found no reason for fornix rupture. 93% of patients had one or more symptoms at the time of diagnosis. In all patients primary endoscopic therapy (96%) or insertion of a nephrostomy tube was performed (4%). Also, antibiotic treatment was given in 92% of patients. No patient developed a perirenal abscess or other relevant complication requiring open operative revision. Conclusions:We confirm that ureteral stones are the most frequent causes of fornix rupture. With a?low pressure system and antibiotic treatment, ?secondary complications can be effectively prevented.

Translated title of the contributionCauses and course of fornix rupture
Original languageGerman
JournalAktuelle Urologie
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)119-121
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 30.03.2010


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