Difficult management of posterior urethra gunshot wound combined with urethro-rectal fistula

  • W Kerkeni
  • A Saadi
  • MH Rebai
  • A Bouzouita
  • M Cherif
  • A Derouiche
  • T Khalfallah
  • M Riadh Ben Slamaa
  • M Chebila
Keywords: Penetrating trauma, Gunshot wound, Posterior urethra, Urethro-rectal fistula


Posterior urethra gunshot wounds are poorly described in the literature. They are often associated with pelvic vital lesions making difficult early repair of urethral injuries. They can be complicated by urethrorectal fistula, which makes their management more complicated. We report a new case of posterior urethra disruption due to a gunshot wound and complicated by urethro-rectal fistula.


KEYWORDS: Penetrating trauma; Gunshot wound; Posterior urethra; Urethro-rectal fistula


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