We present a case of an iatrogenic complete left proximal ureteric injury after a lumbar 1 laminectomy and intradural tumour excision and lumbar 4/5 transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. Initial management included a percutaneous nephrostomy for urinary diversion followed by definitive urinary reconstruction with an ileal ureter.
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Contributors DH: main author involved in writing the case report and also managing the patient. AK: second author, assisted in editing and obtaining images required for the writing of the case report. LSL and RVT: consultants involved in the management of the patient and were the main surgeons; also supervised in the writing the case report.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
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