Medical & Surgical Urology

Medical & Surgical Urology
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ISSN: 2168-9857



Genitourinary Emergencies at University Hospital in Cotonou: About 437 Patients

Dejinnin Avakoudjo JG, Natchagande G, Soumanou FKY, Oliyide AR, Yevi MID, Hodonou FD and Sossa J

Purpose: To describe genitourinary emergencies at the university hospital in cotonou

Material and Methods: This was retrospective descriptive study covering a period of 6 years running January 1, 2011 to January 1, 2017. All patients aged at least 15 years regardless of the sex were involved. We did not involve in this study, patients under aged 15 years old who have supported by the Pediatric surgery department. All departments were concerned by the study: Emergency department, surgery, traumatology, medicine cardiology, nephrology, internal medicine, haematology, rheumatology, neurology, reanimation and gynecology departments. The following items were studied: age, sex, complaints, etiologies and emergencies kinds.

Results: The average age of patients was 51.4 years old (15 years’ old-100 years old). Genitourinary emergencies were accounted for 5.4%. A male predominance was noted in 88.6% against 11.4% women. The sex ratio was 7.7. The 55% patients were referred against 45% were admitted. Over 6 year’s period on the study, 46 cases of genitourinary emergencies opinion were done in eleven departments Anesthesia-reanimation department predominance was noted in 32.61%. In emergency department we were seen 391 patients for genitourinary emergencies. The discovery circumstances were urine complete retention in 45.49% with 43.40% of non–traumatic urine complete retention against 2.09% urine complete retention for traumatic urinary tract following up by genitourinary trauma in 19.8%.

Conclusion: Genitourinary emergencies are different group of pathologies or symptoms.