Pediatric urology

​Pediatric urology is a specialist field focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of congenital structural abnormalities of the genitourinary system and genitourinary tumors, traumas, severe infections and other surgical issues. Other focus areas include functional genitourinary disorders associated with neurological diseases such as congenital structural defects of the spinal cord, in particular. Some functional disorders such as urinary incontinence can be detected in healthy children as well.

Patients with antenatally diagnosed urinary tract anomalies (e.g. hydronephrosis) and boys with structural genital abnormalities (e.g. hypospadias or undescended testicles) are common patient groups treated in pediatric urology.

Patients requiring the most demanding care suffer from congenital anomalies of the bladder or penis, sexual development disorders, neurogenic urinary tract dysfunctions associated with congenital spinal cord injuries, or are admitted for tumor surgery.

Emergency care includes acute urinary obstructions, severe congenital urethral tract obstructions, severe urinary tract infections and genitourinary injuries.

Urological operations in children include open surgery and endoscopy. Follow-up through various examinations is an essential part of the treatment.

In the HUS area, pediatric urological patients are treated at the New Children's Hospital. 

 

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