Geriatric Urologic Trauma

  • Gregory P. Murphy
  • Jack W. McAninch
  • Benjamin N. Breyer


Geriatric trauma is an increasing problem as the elderly become a larger proportion of the population. Management of genitourinary injuries in the elderly is similar to their younger cohort. However, this population has more comorbidities and less physiologic reserve leading to an increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Renal, ureteral, bladder, urethral, and genital injuries are discussed with a focus on the elderly. Regardless of the injury, geriatric urologic injuries should be managed at appropriate trauma centers with multidisciplinary expertise in urologic trauma and geriatrics. Little research has been done into the specific details and differences in urologic trauma management in the geriatric population. More research is needed to better serve these patients.


Genitourinary Trauma Geriatrics Renal injury Bladder injury 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gregory P. Murphy
    • 1
  • Jack W. McAninch
    • 1
  • Benjamin N. Breyer
    • 1
  1. 1.University of California - San Francisco Urology, Department, San Francisco General HospitalSan FranciscoUSA

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