To treat children and watch them recover can be one of the most rewarding experiences in medicine. Many urologists are involved in the treatment of children with kidney infections, congenital hernias, undescended testicles and a variety of other straightforward conditions.
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A few urologists undergo additional training to become highly-specialised paediatric urologists (see below). This specialist training allows to deal with more complex, childhood urological conditions including:
- congenital hypospadias;
- bladder reconstruction;
- sex differentiation disorders;
- urinary reflux up to the kidneys; and
- childhood genitourinary tract cancers.
The British Association of Paediatric Urologists (BAPU) has a membership separate from BAUS, and is devoted entirely to urology in infants, children & the newborn. It also includes fetal urology (the detection and treatment of abnormalities in the womb during pregnancy).
Click the logo (left) to visit the BAPU website.