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Urinary Tract Injury During a Myomectomy

The ureters are the tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder. A urinary tract injury during a myomectomy is rare. Possible injuries include perforation and thermal injuries. In most cases, these injuries are treated with antibiotics and the placement of a plastic tube (called a catheter) into the bladder for 7 to 10 days. In rare cases, a urinary tract injury during a myomectomy may require switching to an open abdominal surgery, in which a urologist would place thin tubes, called stents, into the ureters. In some cases, an injury may not appear at the time of the operation, but may show up later. This may require another surgery to repair the damage.
 
 
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