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

PROSTATE CANCER

UROTHELIAL CANCER

KIDNEY CANCER

OTHER UROLOGIC CANCERS


The Stone Zone

WORKUP

MEDICAL MANAGEMENT

SURGICAL MANAGEMENT

LOWER TRACT STONES


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, BOWEL HABITS, AND NEUROMUSCULAR DYSFUNCTION

UTIs AND VUR

UPPER TRACT: KIDNEY, URETER, STONES, TRANSPLANT, AKI, CKD

LOWER TRACT: EXSTROPHY, EAGLE-BARRETT, PUV

EXTERNAL GENITAL ABNORMALITIES

DISORDERS OF SEXUAL DIFFERENTIATION

PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY

PEDIATRIC TRAUMA, HEMATURIA, AND ABUSE


Urologic Surgeries

CANCER

BPH SURGERY

STONES

BENIGN GU TRACT SURGERY

BENIGN GENITAL SURGERY

INCONTINENCE

PROLAPSE


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.