Urology: A Functional, Pragmatic Guide

The amount of information in urology can be overwhelming at times. As my neurology attending once said, "it's difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff." In order to keep track of the many nuances, I've decided to put together a practical reference on where else but my own website. I'm hoping it'll serve as a reminder of the many informational nuggets I use on a daily basis, and maybe even a helpful guide for others.

NOTE: The information here is accessible through textbooks, websites, and other resources. It is not meant to act as a diagnostic or treatment tool for patients. This website does not substitute as patient-specific medical advice. If you have questions, you should see your PCP, urologist, or go to the ED for further evaluation.

General Urology

GU ANATOMY TIPS

GU IMAGING

PERIOPERATIVE CARE

LAPAROSCOPIC/ROBOTIC SURGERY

GU TUBES: STENTS, PCNS, AND CATHETERS

HEMATURIA

PREGNANCY

RENAL FUNCTION AND DYSFUNCTION (AND TRANSPLANTS)

IMPORTANT UROLOGY STUDIES (work in progress)


Infection + Inflammation

URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS

RECURRENT UTI

SEXUALLY TRACT INFECTIONS

(non-STI) MALE GU INFECTIONS (PROSTATE + EPIDIDYMIS + TESTIS)

INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS + BLADDER PAIN SYNDROME

GU DERMATOLOGIC DISEASES

TUBERCULOSIS AND PARASITES


Oncology

BLADDER CANCER (+ UTUC)

KIDNEY CANCER

PROSTATE CANCER

TESTIS CANCER

ADRENAL MASSES + DISORDERS

PENILE CANCER

GENITOURINARY SARCOMAS


The Stone Zone

MEDICAL MANAGEMENT

SURGICAL MANAGEMENT


Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA

OVERACTIVE BLADDER

NON-NEUROGENIC LOWER URINARY TRACT DYSFUNCTION (NOCTURIA, DUA)

NEUROMUSCULAR LOWER URINARY TRACT DYSFUNCTION (NEUROGENIC BLADDER + FRIENDS)

URODYNAMICS

PELVIC FLOOR DYSFUNCTION


Reconstructive Urology

FEMALE STRESS URINARY INCONTINENCE

MALE POST-PROSTATECTOMY INCONTINENCE

MALE URETHRAL STRICTURES

PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE

PEYRONIE DISEASE

TRAUMA

UPPER TRACT OBSTRUCTION

PRIAPISM

FISTULÆ

DIVERTICULA (BLADDER + FEMALE URETHRA)

USE OF INTESTINE FOR GU SURGERY


Reproduction

ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION (+IPP)

MALE INFERTILITY

LOW TESTOSTERONE

SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION (M + F)

TRANSGENDER CARE


Pediatrics

VOIDING DYSFUNCTION

UTIs AND VUR

UPPER TRACT ABNORMALITIES

LOWER TRACT ABNORMALITIES

EXTERNAL GENITAL ABNORMALITIES

DISORDERS OF SEXUAL DIFFERENTIATION

PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY

PEDIATRIC TRAUMA


Urologic Surgeries

BPH ENDOSCOPIC SURGERY

CIRCUMCISION

NEPHRECTOMY

ORCHIECTOMY

VASECTOMY

PENILE PROSTHESIS


Helpful Urology Resources

AUA website: Contains tons of urologic resources, including the guidelines and core curriculum, covering (almost) all urology topics. Has a good med student curriculum too. May require a login for some sections.

UroResident.com: Seems to be a work-in-progress website to help residents in urology cite useful resources and understand certain procedures. May be helpful!

Radiopaedia.org: I haven't included any imaging on the website because I don't know what the rules/regulations are on sharing images that aren't mine. Radiopaedia is probably an even better resource, with plenty of images to make up for my slacking.