Title

Pediatric urology for the general surgeon.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2016

Institution/Department

Internal Medicine

Journal Title

The Surgical clinics of North America

MeSH Headings

Child, General Surgery, Genital Diseases, Male, Humans, Male, Urogenital Surgical Procedures, Urogenital System, Urologic Diseases

ISSN

1558-3171

Abstract

Pediatric urology spans the neonatal period through the transition into early adulthood. There are a variety of common pediatric urologic conditions that overlap significantly with pediatric surgery. This article reviews the pertinent pathophysiology of a few key disease processes, including the pediatric inguinal hernia and/or hydrocele, cryptorchidism, and circumcision. General surgeons may find themselves in the position of managing these problems primarily, particularly in rural areas that may lack pediatric subspecialization. An understanding of the fundamentals can guide appropriate initial management. Additional focus is devoted to the management of genitourinary trauma to guide the general surgeon in more acute, emergent settings.

Comments

Division of Urology, Maine Medical Center.

First Page

545

Last Page

565

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