Partial tears of prostatomembranous urethra in children

Kenneth I. Glassberg, Francisca Tolete-Velcek, Richard Ashley, Keith Waterhouse

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Five boys having sustained a pelvic fracture were found to have incomplete tears of the prostatomembranous urethra. Three patients were treated with suprapubic cystostomy drainage alone and fared better than 2 who were treated with urethral catheter stenting and drainage. A recommendation is made for the "hands-off" approach to the evaluation and management of membranous urethral injuries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)500-504
Number of pages5
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1979
Externally publishedYes


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