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Pediatric urology

Section edited by John Gearhart

This section considers clinically based research relevant to urological disorders specific only to children and adolescents.

  1. Hypospadias are among the most common genital malformations. Langerhans Cells (LCs) play a pivotal role in HIV and HPV infection. The migration of LC precursors to skin coincides with the embryonic period of h...

    Authors: Bernhard Haid, Daniela Reider, Felix Nägele, Anne-Françoise Spinoit, Elisabeth Pechriggl, Nikolaus Romani, Helga Fritsch and Josef Oswald

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:114

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  2. Micro-computerized tomography (micro-CT) is considered as an innovative non-invasive and high-resolution imaging technology. The current research aims to reconstruct the distribution of preputial vessels in di...

    Authors: Defu Lin, Pei Liu, Guannan Wang, Weiping Zhang and Ning Sun

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:111

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Although the indications of minimally invasive treatments for pediatric urolithiasis are similar to those in adults, it is still crucial to make the right treatment decision due to the special considerations o...

    Authors: Qing He, Kaiwen Xiao, Yuntian Chen, Banghua Liao, Hong Li and Kunjie Wang

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:98

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  4. Many factors including vasoconstrictor agents can interfere with wound healing process. This study aimed to compare the histopathological outcome of injection of two sympathomimetic drugs used during urologic ...

    Authors: Mehdi Shirazi, Mohammad-Bagher Rajabalian, Ali Noorafshan, Saied Karbalay-Doust, Zahra Jahanabadi and Faisal Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:55

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  5. Testicular torsion (TT) is a urologic emergency that requires prompt surgical intervention. In rural Appalachia, patients are often transferred from surrounding communities due to lack of urologic care. We hyp...

    Authors: Tyler Overholt, Morris Jessop, John Barnard and Osama Al-Omar

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:39

    Content type: Research article

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  6. It has been recognized that the incidence of prostatic utricle in boys is increasing and is closely associated with diseases such as hypospadias. However, the clinical features of prostatic utricle with normal...

    Authors: Bo Liu, Dawei He, Deying Zhang, Xing Liu, Tao Lin and Guanghui Wei

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:21

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  7. The incidence of posterior urethral valve (PUV) is estimated at 1:5000–1:8000 males. It is the most common paediatric urologic urgency and the most common cause of male obstructive uropathy and chronic renal f...

    Authors: Faustin Felicien Mouafo Tambo, Paul Nkemtendong Tolefac, Marcelin Ngowe Ngowe, Jacqueline Ze Minkande, Landry Mbouche, Georgette Guemkam, Neville Alemnju Telelen, Fru Fobuzshi Angwafo III and Aurelien Maurice Sosso

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:46

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Current organizational guidelines regarding use of antibiotics during urinary tract catheterization are based on limited evidence and are not directly applicable to the pediatric urology population. We seek to...

    Authors: Alexander P. Glaser, Ilina Rosoklija, Emilie K. Johnson and Elizabeth B. Yerkes

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:76

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Several recent reports have demonstrated that the preoperative sensitivity and accuracy of identifying and locating non-palpable testes increases with the use of conventional MRI, in addition to diffusion-weig...

    Authors: Seiji Hoshi, Yuichi Sato, Junya Hata, Hidenori Akaihata, Soichiro Ogawa, Nobuhiro Haga and Yoshiyuki Kojima

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:66

    Content type: Case report

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  10. Circumcision is a common minor surgical procedure and it is performed to a varying extent across countries and religions. Despite being a minor surgical procedure, major complications may result from it. In Gh...

    Authors: Kwaku Addai Arhin Appiah, Christian Kofi Gyasi-Sarpong, Roland Azorliade, Ken Aboah, Dennis Odai Laryea, Kwaku Otu-Boateng, Kofi Baah-Nyamekye, Patrick Opoku Manu Maison, Douglas Arthur, Isaac Opoku Antwi, Benjamin Frimpong-Twumasi, Edwin Mwintiereh Yenli, Samuel Kodzo Togbe and George Amoah

    Citation: BMC Urology 2016 16:65

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Copy number variation (CNV) is a potential contributing factor to many genetic diseases. Here we investigated the potential association of CNV with nonsyndromic cryptorchidism, the most common male congenital ...

    Authors: Yanping Wang, Jin Li, Thomas F. Kolon, Alicia Olivant Fisher, T. Ernesto Figueroa, Ahmad H. BaniHani, Jennifer A. Hagerty, Ricardo Gonzalez, Paul H. Noh, Rosetta M. Chiavacci, Kisha R. Harden, Debra J. Abrams, Deborah Stabley, Cecilia E. Kim, Katia Sol-Church, Hakon Hakonarson…

    Citation: BMC Urology 2016 16:62

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  12. Ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) diagnosed prenatally occurs in 1:150 – 1:1200 pregnancies. Although many studies investigating the molecular changes of this obstructed segment have been performed, th...

    Authors: Sabrina Thalita Reis, Kátia R. M. Leite, Nayara Izabel Viana, Roberto Iglesias Lopes, Caio Martins Moura, Renato F. Ivanovic, Marcos Machado, Francisco Tibor Denes, Amilcar Giron, William Carlos Nahas, Miguel Srougi and Carlo C. Passerotti

    Citation: BMC Urology 2016 16:44

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  13. Congenital giant megaureter (CGM) is uncommon in the pediatric population. The major clinical presentations are marked protruberances and abdominal cysts.

    Authors: Mingming Yu, Geng Ma, Zheng Ge, Rugang Lu, Yongji Deng and Yunfei Guo

    Citation: BMC Urology 2016 16:7

    Content type: Case report

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  14. Urethrocutaneous fistulae (UCFs) represent one of the most frequent causes of morbidity after urethroplasty. Hypospadias can be repaired using different surgical techniques, but—regardless of technique—the inc...

    Authors: Gabriela Ambriz-González, Pedro Aguirre-Ramirez, José Manuel García-de León, Francisco Javier León-Frutos, Sergio Adrián Montero-Cruz, Xóchilt Trujillo, Clotilde Fuentes-Orozco, Michel Dassaejv Macías-Amezcua, Andrea del Socorro Álvarez-Villaseñor, Ana Olivia Cortés-Flores, Mariana Chávez-Tostado and Alejandro González-Ojeda

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:93

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The use of buccal mucosa grafts (BMG) for urethral reconstruction has increased in popularity over the last several decades. Our aim was to describe our institutional experience with and outcomes after BMG ure...

    Authors: Emilie K Johnson, Spencer I Kozinn, Kathryn L Johnson, Sohee Kim, David A Diamond and Alan B Retik

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:46

    Content type: Research article

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