2016 Volume 107 Issue 3 Pages 198-202
We report a 25-year-old male with multiple visceral injuries accompanied by right renal pedicle injury and left ureteral disruption treated successfully by left ureterocalicostomy. He was accidentally crushed by a roller for fishing net hoists while working as a fisherman in May 2011. He was emergently transported to Kurobe City Hospital. He was in shock, but recovered with fluid therapy. CT revealed bilateral hemothorax, liver injury, bowel injury, right renal pedicle injury, left renal injury, and inferior vena cava damage. After bilateral chest drainage, emergent surgery was performed. Laparotomy revealed pancreatic injury, liver injury, disruption of the stomach and jejunum, colonic injury, and retroperitoneal hematoma on the right side. Distal pancreatectomy, hepatorrhaphy, left half resection of the colon, subtotal gastrectomy, and colostomy were performed. However, the bleeding of the right lobe of the liver could not be stopped, and gauze packing on the liver surface was performed for damage control. During the operation, right renal pedicle injury was not treated because the pulsation of the retroperitoneal hematoma was not palpable and the hematoma did not enlarge to the left side across the center; furthermore, his general condition was very poor. After the operation, the patient showed anuria, and hemodialysis was performed twice a week. One week after the operation, removal of the gauze was performed under general anesthesia. The gauze was removed from the liver while sprinkling physiological saline, and there was little bleeding. Tachocomb® (CSL Behring, Tokyo, Japan) was placed on the surface of the liver and a drainage tube was indwelled. Twenty-four days postoperatively, CT revealed left hydronephrosis with right nonfunctioning kidney, and percutaneus left nephrostomy was performed. Antegrade and retrograde pyelograms revealed a left ureteral defect of 8 cm in the upper ureter.
The patient was introduced to the Department of Urology of Shinshu University Hospital. Left ureterocalicostomy was performed in January 2012, and the nephrostomy catheter was removed. The temporal colostomy was closed in the Department of Surgery of Kurobe City Hospital in May 2014. He subsequently resumed his normal life.