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CanadiEM aims to improve emergency care in Canada by building an online community of practice for healthcare practitioners and providing them with high quality, freely available educational resources. The CanadiEM Podcast brings you cutting edge clinical topics on the National Rounds Series and delves into the struggles that doctors face on the Physicians as Humans Series.

Oct 31, 2016

This episode covers Chapter 47 of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine.

1. List 6 general indicators of genitourinary trauma?

Lower urinary tract and external genitalia


  • What are the four parts of the male urethra?
  • What is the mechanism of an anterior urethral injury (at least 5 causes)? What is the mechanism of a posterior urethral injury?
  • List 4 indications for retrograde urethrogram before foley placement?
  • Describe the technique for a retrograde urethrogram?
  • Classify bladder injuries and describe the mechanism of injury.
  • Differentiate between extraperitoneal and Intraperitoneal bladder rupture
  • Describe the indications and technique for retrograde cystogram?
  • Outline the management of the different types of bladder injuries.
  • List 3 clinical findings of a penile fracture
  • Describe the management of penile
  • Constricting devices
  • Superficial hematoma
  • Superficial lacerations
  • Degloving injury
  • Penile Fracture
  • Penile amputation
  • Blunt scrotal trauma
  • Bites



Upper urinary tract


  • What is the presentation of a ureteric injury?
  • What are the indications for renal imaging in an adult trauma patient? In a pediatric trauma ?
  • Describe the management of renal injuries:
  • Blunt
  • Penetrating





What is the most common site of urethral injuries?