Lifelong Congenital Urology: The Challenges for Patients and Surgeons

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Wood D., Baird A., Carmignani L., De Win G., Hoebeke P., Holmdahl G., ...More

EUROPEAN UROLOGY, vol.75, no.6, pp.1001-1007, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 75 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.eururo.2019.03.019
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN UROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1001-1007
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Context: Patients born with complex congenital genitourinary anomalies (including bladder exstrophy, cloacal exstrophy, epispadias, neurogenic bladder, hypospadias and posterior urethral valves) often require major reconstructive surgery in childhood. These conditions, their treatment and sequelae require lifelong follow-up. This has created the need for adult urologists to provide care as these patients grow into adults.