Pediatric Urologic Emergencies

  • Dennis S. Peppas
Part of the Current Clinical Urology book series (CCU)


Fortunately, few emergencies in pediatric urology result in loss of life. However, these true emergencies, if not recognized and treated quickly, can lead to loss of or severe injury to the affected organ (testicular torsion and severe renal trauma) or to possible loss of life (adrenal hemorrhage and urosepsis). Table 1 lists the emergencies that a urologist may be called on to evaluate and treat. In addition, there are a number of urologic conditions that require expeditious evaluation and treatment. These conditions are referred to as “urgencies” and are listed in Table 2. Although many of these conditions are not immediate threats to life or to end organs, failure to properly diagnose and treat them can have catastrophic consequences.


Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Posterior Urethral Valve Testicular Torsion Imperforate Anus Adrenal Hemorrhage 
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