Pediatric urological conditions include a wide range of conditions involving the genital and urinary tracts. Often these are congenital (present at birth) and diagnosed as early as prenatally or in infancy. In many cases, they are treated and resolved early in life. In other situations, the conditions are acquired during childhood.
Following are some of the common Urological problems in children:
Urinary Tract Infection
The most common condition seen by pediatric urologists is a urinary tract infection which occurs more frequently in girls than in boys. An estimated 1-2 percent of children develop a UTI, characterized by blood in the urine, an unusual odour to the urine or a change in urinary patterns.
: a fluid-filled enlargement of the kidney prior to birth, typically diagnosed with prenatal ultrasound
a protrusion of all or part of an organ or tissue through a weakened area
an accumulation of fluid that can occur in the scrotal sac
swelling of the kidneys caused by obstruction in the urinary tract.
a congenital condition, usually diagnosed during infancy, in which the opening of the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the body) is on the underside of the penis rather than at the tip
a congenital condition, usually diagnosed during infancy, in which the opening of the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the body) is on the upper surface of the penis rather than at the tip
a disorder resulting from interference in the normal nerve pathways that send signals to the bladder regarding urination. This in turn may be due to many pathological conditions affecting brain or spinal cord
bedwetting beyond the age at which a child would be expected to remain dry believed to be caused by a developmental delay in the bladder and usually something the child outgrows
a condition in which at least one testicle fails to move into the scrotal sac as the male fetus is delivered. In most cases, this is resolved on its own in the first year of life
Ureteropelvic junction obstruction
blockage of the flow of urine in the area where the ureter meets the kidney.
a condition in which urine from the bladder backs up into the ureter, often diagnosed during prenatal ultrasound or after a urinary tract infection
GROUND-BREAKING LAPAROSCOPIC SURGICAL TREATMENT FOR PEDIATRIC KIDNEY SURGERY AND OTHER COMPLEX CONDITIONS
At this center for Pediatric Urology, we are experienced in using open, laparoscopic and Endo-urological procedures to deal with different pathologies.
From incontinence, bedwetting and urinary tract infections to complex birth defects and other abnormalities, our center offers a wide array of advanced surgical procedures to treat pediatric urologic conditions including:
- Endoscopic laser treatment for managing stone diseases
- Incontinence and urinary retention
- Laparoscopic surgery for urinary tract reconstruction
- Undescended Testes correction
- Hypospadias repair
- Neurogenic and Non Neurogenic bladder dysfunctions.
- Vesicoureteral reflux surgeries