Ureteral injury after posterior spinal fusion

Academic Article


  • Entry into the retroperitoneal space during Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (MI-TLIF) presents a rare possibility of iatrogenic ureteral injury. Rare complications of ureteral injury after previous open posterior spinal surgery have been reported however there is a paucity of reports after a minimally invasive technique. We now describe a case of ureteral injury after MI-TLIF.
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  • 28283971
  • Author List

  • Patel N; Shah A; Talanki V; Adler HL
  • Volume

  • 36