Urology and Reproductive System

 Urology also deals with the reproductive parts in the infants and children. A number of factors are responsible for the differentiation of the male external genitalia, including the synthesis of testosterone by the fetal testis, the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone by the enzyme 5α-reductase and the presence of androgen receptors within the target cells. Androgenic stimulation of the genital tubercle results in the development of the male phallus. From the seventh week of gestation the male urogenital sinus advances on to the phallus as the urethral groove. Ingrowth of this urethral groove is associated with the appearance of urethral plate tissue destined to canalise and form the definitive male anterior urethra.


       

  • Track 1-1 Hernias
  • Track 2-2 Hydroceles
  • Track 3-3 Undescended Testis
  • Track 4-4 Hypospadias and Disorders of the Penis
  • Track 5-5 The prepuce
  • Track 6-6 Hydrocoele
  • Track 7-7 Varicocoele
  • Track 8-8 The acute scrotum
  • Track 9-9 Disorders of sex development

Related Conference of Nephrology