December 1977

Clinical Pediatric Urology

Author Affiliations

Departments of Urologic Surgery and Pediatrics University of Rochester Medical Center 601 Elmwood Ave Rochester, NY 14642


volumes 1 and 2, edited by P. P. Kelalis and L. R. King, 1,107 pp (each), $62 (each), WB Saunders Co, 1976.

Am J Dis Child. 1977;131(12):1413-1414. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1977.02120250095029

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This two-volume text contains 29 chapters by 34 contributors in the field of clinical pediatric urology. It is quite well organized and will undoubtedly become a standard reference in this field. The initial chapter briefly reviews the myriad ways in which urogenital disease may present in the child. This is followed by an excellent review of the various diagnostic radiologic studies available. The section on radionuclides is limited to renal studies and cystography, while excluding scrotal scanning. The urologic instruments are pictured and their use described in the initial section of the third chapter. A brief overview of urodynamic studies follows. The chapter on pediatric anesthesia is very complete, reviewing the various factors that make pediatric anesthesia quite different from its adult counterpart. Equipment, anesthetic agents, aspects of monitoring, fluid and blood replacement, and complications are reviewed.

The chapter pertaining to abdominal masses is excellent. Particular emphasis is placed on

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