Ureteroceles: Contemporary Diagnosis and Management provides an evidence-based review of current diagnosis and management options for patients with ureteroceles. With the advent of antenatal ultrasound screening, ureteroceles are presenting earlier, often in asymptomatic patients, proving the need for active surveillance. With no fixed protocols and guidelines currently in the field, this important reference brings together recent techniques, such as in utero puncture, endoscopic laser fenestration, and laparoscopic clipping of the upper moiety ureter. Case studies illustrate various diagnostic and management options. This important reference provides all the necessary resources for ureterocele diagnosis and management needed by urology researchers, pediatric urologists, and general surgeons.
- Provides a thorough review on the topic of ureteroceles
- Delivers new concepts for use in the management of ureteroceles, including the case for active surveillance and techniques including ureteric clipping
- Offers coverage of new technologies that can be applied to the diagnosis and management of ureteroceles
1. Definition, classification and embryology 2. Diagnosis, clinical presentation and radiologic assessment 3. Active Surveillance 4. Endoscopic Incision 5. Upper pole hemi-nephrectomy 6. Uretero-pyelostomy or uretero-ureterostomy 7. Bladder level surgery for ureterocoeles 8. Complete reconstruction of the urinary tract 9. New surgical innovations in the management of ureterocoeles 10. Long term urological morbidity associated with ureterocoeles
Dr. Leonard obtained his medical degree and Urology training at Queen's University at Kingston. He then went on to a Pediatric Urology Fellowship at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. He has been in academic practice as a Pediatric Urologist since 1990. He has research interests in vesico-ureteric reflux and ureteroceles. He has recently served as President of the Canadian Urological Association (2015-2016).
Dr. Guerra obtained his medical degree from the University of Pernambuco and Urology training at the University of Sao Paulo and Rocha Brito Foundation in 1991, in Brazil. He completed a Pediatric Urology Fellowship and received his masters in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Ottawa in Canada. He works full time as Pediatrics Urologist at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario where he is the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Urology and is actively involved in clinical care, research and teaching.