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Ureteric injury risk with hysterectomy increased

from HealthDay News via Renal & Urology News

In 2001 to 2010, 0.5 percent of women experienced ureteric injury in the year after a hysterectomy, with lower rates for benign versus malignant conditions and rates of injury increasing between 2001 and 2010, according to a study published online in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Amit Kiran, Ph.D., from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and colleagues examined the rates of ureteric injury among women undergoing hysterectomy in a retrospective cohort study. The main outcome measure was ureteric injury within 1 year of hysterectomy. more

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