Paraplegia pp 31-48 | Cite as

Surgical aspects 2: Urological

  • John Castro
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Part of the Progress in Rehabilitation book series (PRORE)

Abstract

The long-term survival of patients with spinal cord damage depends upon many factors, but most important is the management of the urinary tract and the avoidance of complications which ultimately lead to progressive renal damage. Renal failure is the most common cause of death among spinal injury patients who survive the early complications.

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