Pediatric urology for the general surgeon.
The Surgical clinics of North America
Child, General Surgery, Genital Diseases, Male, Humans, Male, Urogenital Surgical Procedures, Urogenital System, Urologic Diseases
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.
Chalmers, David J. and Vemulakonda, Vijaya M, "Pediatric urology for the general surgeon." (2016). Maine Medical Center. 402.