Minimally invasive approaches grow in pediatric urology

April 18, 2013

As in adult urology, minimally invasive approaches continue to grow in pediatric urology, which is reflected in the research being presented at this year’s AUA annual meeting.

This article is part of the State of Urology 2013

As in adult urology, minimally invasive approaches continue to grow in pediatric urology, which is reflected in the research being presented at this year’s AUA annual meeting.

“Quite honestly, the era of open major surgery is rapidly drawing to a close,” said Howard M. Snyder, III, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia. “The public demands that we do things robotically or endoscopically.”

Also look for new research on endoscopic treatment of vesicoureteral reflux and the increasing prevalence of stone disease in pediatric patients. During the Sunday morning plenary session, Dr. Snyder recommends three presentations on endocrine disruptors in the environment and their effect on the developing fetus:

• “Male Infertility as a Marker of Pediatric, Present and Future Male Health-This Generation to the Next”

• “Hormones, the Environment and GU Anomalies”

• the John Duckett Memorial Lecture, “Revisiting the Jost Hypothesis of Sexual Differentiation: The Role of Estrogen.”UT