1) Basic Embryology of Urogenital System
2) Basic Anatomy of the Urinary Tract
3) Basic Anatomy of the Male Genital Tract
4) Basic Anatomy of the Female Genital Tract
5) Testicular Migration
6) Basic Research Applied to Undencended Testis
7) Basic Research Applied to Testicular Torsion
8) Methods of Basic Research Applied to Urinary and Genital Systems During the Human Fetal Period
9) Basic Research Applied to Hypospadias
10) Basic Research Applied to Renal Anomalies
11) Basic Research Applied to Ureteral Anomalies
12) Basic Research Applied to Bladder Anomalies
13) Basic Research Applied to Female Reproductive Tract
14) Neural Tube Defects and Genitourinary System
15) Prune Belly Syndrome and Genitourinary System
Translational research is of great importance for clinical practice. Therefore, this book provides comprehensive information on an important gap in pediatric urology: the description of basic concepts that allow a better understanding of urinary and genital anomalies.
The content encompasses personal experience and research topics developed at Rio de Janeiro State University's Urogenital Research Unit over the past 25 years. Throughout the chapters, the main aspects of embryology and fetal anatomy as applied to the various congenital malformations that most often affect newborns and children are described. Neural tube defects and Prune Belly Syndrome, two rare but highly relevant conditions that alter the structure of the urinary and genital system, are discussed in detail. In addition, the diagnosis and treatment of genital anomalies are addressed.
Given its scope, the book offers a valuable resource for a wide audience including urologists, pediatricians, pediatric surgeons, and medical students.
Dr. Luciano Alves Favorito obtained his medical degree from the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (1992), where he subsequently completed his residency in Urology (1996) and his PhD in Biology (2001). He also received a PhD in Urology from the Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (2004). He is currently a full professor at the Urogenital Research Department of the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, an anatomist, urologist, and researcher with the Brazilian Research Council (CNPq), an expert on basic anatomy applied to Urology, Editor in Chief of the International Brazilian Journal of Urology, and a Member of the Brazilian Society of Urology.