In our Pediatric Urology department, diagnosis and treatment methods of diseases such as circumcision, undescended testicle, appendicitis, gallbladder, bloody diarrhea, kidney, bladder stones and testicular tumors are successfully applied.
Varicocele in children
Testicles are located in testicular bags called scrotum. The disorder that occurs with the enlargement of the veins in the scrotum is called a varicocele.
Varicocele can cause infertility and pain.
Although it is rare, it can be observed in children under 10 years of age. The reason for varicocele, which is more common in adolescence, when growth accelerates, is not clearly known.
Symptoms of varicocele that occurs in childhood can be noticed by parents. These symptoms are, softening in testicular consistency, regression in testicular development, loss of volume and deterioration in appearance.
Testicular tumors in children
Testicular tumors rarely occur in children. It is almost one in 100 thousand. The most common type of testicular tumors observed in children is a bladder tumor. Surgery plays an important role in its treatment.
In our country, kidney and urinary tract stones are a common condition in both adults and children.
Factors such as genetic predisposition, low fluid consumption, lack of movement, excessive salt consumption, and obesity may cause stone formation in the kidneys.
Kidney stones can cause kidney failure. Therefore, it must be treated. Stones with a size of 5 mm or less usually fall spontaneously. However, larger kidney stones can be surgically removed by pediatric surgeons.
Sand urination is another common occurrence in babies. However, as babies grow and their kidneys develop, they can recover spontaneously
Wilms' tumor is one of the most common tumors in the kidneys of children. Wilms' tumor can be observed in 7 to 10 of every one million children under the age of 15. It usually occurs under the age of 5.
Neurogenic bladder dysfunctions
dysfunction means that the bladder cannot adequately store and / or empty urine
due to a problem with the nerves operating the bladder. It can usually occur in
children with spinabifida.
Posterior urethral valve
Posteriorurethralvalv is the obstruction of the bladder outlet due to tissue folding observed in boys.
In this case, since urine cannot come out completely from the bladder it may result as the thickening of the bladder wall and pressure on the kidneys, vesicoureteral reflux (backflow of urine to the kidneys).
Antenatalhydronephrosis refers to the enlargement that occurs in the kidney, ureter, bladder and urethra which starts in the mother's womb.
Antenatal hydronephrosis diagnosis can be done by ultrasound while the baby is in the womb.
In healthy children, urine flows one way and that is to the bladder from the kidneys through the ureters.
The backflow of urine from the bladder to the kidneys is called vesicoureteral reflux.
Vesicoureteral reflux can cause kidney infections and kidney damage. Therefore, it is an serious condition that needs to be treated.