About this Research Topic
Pediatric Urology, as a discipline distinct from general urology and general pediatric surgery, dates back to the last quarter of the twentieth century. Progress in accepting this discipline has been rapid and most major universities around the globe now have sections or divisions dedicated to pediatric urology.
This collection of papers aims at outlining the progress in the area made in the early twenty first century. Some important areas, such as hypospadias surgery and disorders of sex development have been intentionally omitted since they are the subject of recent Research Topics in Frontiers in Pediatrics.
We have elected to include the following topics:
1- Future of pediatric urology.
2- Diagnosis and management of posterior urethral strictures in children.
3- Diagnosis and management of anterior urethral strictures in children.
4- Diagnosis and management of bladder dysfunction in neurologically normal children.
5- Current status of tissue engineering in pediatric urinary reconstruction.
6- Diagnosis and management of neurogenic sphincter incompetence.
7- Current indications and techniques for the use bowel in pediatric urinary reconstruction. 8- Renal transplantation in children with abnormal bladders.
9- Current indications to evaluate and manage vesicoureteral reflux.
10- Fetal interventions relevant to pediatric urological diseases.
11- Management of pediatric urolithiasis.
12-Surgical management of bladder exstrophy.
13- Current management of Wilms´ tumors.
14- Robotic assisted surgery in pediatric urology and
15- Applications of laparoscopic surgery in pediatric urology.
Experts from around the world will contribute reviews on these topics which will result in a collection of articles that will serve as up-to-date reference for the specialty.
Keywords: pediatric urology, urinary, urology
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.