Pediatric Urology is a subspecialty of Urology. Our Pediatric Urology Department focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of congenital and acquired urological conditions and diseases in children. Our Pediatric Urologists treat conditions of the male reproductive tract and the male and female urinary tracts.
Patient Information for Pediatric Urology
The pediatric urological examination includes a medical history and a comprehensive physical examination. A history of symptoms, illnesses, injuries, medications, prenatal ultrasound, and family history are documented.
Diagnostic tests may include the following:
- Blood tests
- Cystometrogram, which measures bladder pressure at various stages of filling
- Cystoscopy, which is an examination of the bladder and ureter
- Intravenous pyelogram, which is a series of x-rays of the ureter and renal pelvis taken after injecting a contrast agent
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI scan)
- Renal scan
- Ultrasound (to detect blockage in the urinary tract)
- Urinalysis and urine culture (to detect UTI)
- Urodynamic studies, which measure the storage and rate of movement of urine from the bladder)
- Uroflowmetry, which measures urine flow
- Voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG; used to observe the urinary tract before, during, and after urination).
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