Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. General Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Francesca Destro, Noemi Cantone, Michela Maffi, Mario Lima
      Pages 13-19
    3. Filomena Carfagnini, Giovanni Tani
      Pages 21-39
    4. Simonetta Baroncini, Monica Fae, Andrea Gentili, Cristina Mondardini
      Pages 41-51
    5. Michela Maffi, Mario Lima
      Pages 53-62
    6. Francesca Destro, Mario Lima
      Pages 63-73
  3. Kidney and Upper Urinary Tract

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Noemi Cantone, Francesca Destro, Giovanni Ruggeri, Mario Lima
      Pages 103-107
    3. Serdar Tekgul
      Pages 109-117
    4. Marco Castagnetti, Waifro Rigamonti
      Pages 119-129
  4. Bladder

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Delphine Demède, Pierre Mouriquand
      Pages 133-139
    3. Philip Ransley, Alfredo Berrettini
      Pages 141-154
    4. Francesca Destro, Noemi Cantone, Giovanni Ruggeri, Mario Lima
      Pages 155-170
    5. Mario De Gennaro, Giovanni Mosiello
      Pages 171-182
    6. Emilio Merlini
      Pages 183-195

About this book


This encompassing volume gathers contributions by renowned experts in the field of pediatric urology to offer a systematic and complete review of the field. The book opens with a general section covering the basis of renal function from the fetus to adulthood, diagnostic imaging, anesthesia and infections. In subsequent sections on the kidneys, upper urinary tract, bladder, urethra and genitalia, specific anomalies are described in depth, from embryological, clinical and diagnostic aspects through to surgical treatment options. Detailed attention is devoted to the role of new technologies such as endoscopic and robotic surgery, but without disregarding the classical principles of pediatric urologic surgery. Urogenital tumors are fully covered and the book closes with a large chapter on renal transplantation. Numerous black and white and color illustrations will assist the reader in better understanding the various anomalies and the surgical procedures.


Minimally invasive urology Upper urinary tract Urogenital malformations neurogenic bladder sexual development disorders

Editors and affiliations

  • Mario Lima
    • 1
  • Gianantonio Manzoni
    • 2
  1. 1.Pediatric SurgeryS. Orsola-Malpighi University HospitalBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Pediatric UrologyFondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda – Ospedale Maggiore PoliclinicoMilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-5692-3
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-5693-0
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