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Urethral stenosis after radiation therapy for prostate cancer

One of the most common causes of bladder outflow obstruction in post radiotherapy (RT) cases is urethral stenosis. These cases are miserable and moribund with poor flow rates, incomplete bladder emptying, recurrent urinary tract infections and haematuria. The reported incidence...

Students for Urology: a new national society aimed at improving undergraduate exposure

As medical students, we were surprised at just how little urological content was taught at medical school. We received a basic education on how to manage urological infections, renal stones and urinary retention but nothing particularly inspiring was shared, nothing...

The current state of surgical practice for neonatal torsion

Perinatal testicular torsion may be subdivided into prenatal (73%) and postnatal (28%) up to 30 days post birth. Aetiology in the former is universally extra vaginal around the whole of the tunica vaginalis with testicular salvage rate of <5%. Postnatal...

Urologist in a chocolate box: Felix Guyon

In this series of articles I am going to show you some of the exhibits contained in the Museum of Urology, hosted on the BAUS website (www.baus.org.uk). It is not often we get to say someone in urology has something...

Bike4TUF goes local to raise vital funds and support patients

There was no stopping urologists from raising vital funds for charity as they cycled more than 2000 miles to support The Urology Foundation (TUF). The annual Bike4TUF event saw 24 participants cycle in teams of six across Manchester, Canterbury, London,...

Childbirth Trauma

The appeal of this text will I suspect be limited to only a few from the urological fraternity – inevitably those with interests in uro-gynaecology and reconstructive surgery. The text deals with the basics of anorectal physiology as well as...

Save the orchid

In many urological cancers there is currently more and more inclination for organ-preserving surgery but in patients with germ cell tumours (GCT), radical orchidectomy remains the gold standard. Can we somehow save the testes? This study aims to summarise published...

How successful is the transition to adult urology care in spina bifida?

These authors from Indianapolis, USA, aimed to assess rates and predictors of successful transition into adult care of spina bifida patients. They did this by a retrospective review of 77 patients discharged from a multidisciplinary paediatric clinic at a mean...

In conversation with Professor Christopher Chapple

Professor Christopher Chappel. Prof Chapple, thank you for taking the time to chat with the Urology News team. Can we start by asking about your background and how you ended up in the field of urology? Early in my career...

An Illustrated Guide to Pediatric Urology

This new illustrated guide (published 2017) provides a comprehensive coverage of the field of paediatric urology. There are 31 chapters. Written in bullet point form, it contains a wealth of information for urologists, specialty trainees and others (e.g. urological nurses)....

EAU Annual Congress 2023

EAU23 The 38th Annual Congress is being held in Italy’s fashion capital, Milan, after previous successful editions there in 2008 and most recently in 2013. EAU23, to be held on 10-13 March, 2023 also marks a return to a spring...

Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ) 2019

By Munad Khan, Urology Registrar, Redcliffe Hospital, Brisbane, Australia. This year's USANZ ASM was held in sunny Brisbane, Queensland. This annual meeting showcased important academic developments from a range of Australasian urologists and aspiring trainees, supported by an impressive international...