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Suggested Readings

from SMITH AND TANAGHO’S GENERAL UROLOGY TEXTBOOK (18TH ED.)

Prior to starting your Urology rotation:

  • I suggest you skim Chapter 1, “Anatomy of the Genitourinary Tract”, to refresh your memory on urologic anatomy. Also skim through Chapter 3, “Symptoms of Disorders of the Genitourinary Tract”, to learn why urologic problems cause the symptoms they cause.
  • You will do a Urinalysis teaching session on the second Monday of your rotation. You will learn much more from that if you review pages 48–56 of Chapter 5, “Urologic Laboratory Examination”, beforehand.

Prior to scrubbing in the Operating Room:

  • It would be beneficial to read Chapter 9, “Laparoscopic Surgery”, prior to scrubbing for any laparoscopic surgical procedures such as laparoscopic nephrectomies, prostatectomies or pyeloplasties.
  • It would be beneficial to read Chapter 11, “Retrograde Instrumentation of the Urinary Tract”, prior to scrubbing for outpatient cystoscopic or ureteroscopic cases in B2 Ambulatory Surgery.
  • It would be beneficial to read Chapter 10, “Robotic Surgery in Urology”, prior to scrubbing for a robotic case.
  • It would be beneficial to review Chapter 13, “Vesicoureteral Reflux”, prior to scrubbing in on ureteral reimplantation surgery or endoscopic management of pediatric vesicoureteral reflux.
  • It would be beneficial to review Chapter 25, “Urinary Diversion & Bladder Substitution”, prior to scrubbing in for a cystectomy or bladder augmentation.
  • It would be beneficial to read Chapter 37, “Disorders of the Ureter & Ureteropelvic Junction”, prior to scrubbing in on a ureterocele repair, a pyeloplasty or a megaureter repair.
  • It would be beneficial to read pages 637-639 of Chapter 41, “Disorders of the Penis & Male Urethra”, prior to scrubbing in on a hypospadius repair.

If you are looking for additional information about the disease processes you may encounter while seeing patients in clinic:

  • You may wish to skim through Chapter 12, “Urinary Obstruction & Stasis”, prior to joining Dr. Hedican in clinic.
  • You may wish to skim through Chapter 13, “Vesicoureteral Reflux”, as well as Chapter 37, “Disorders of the Ureter & Ureteropelvic Junction”, and Chapter 41, “Disorders of the Penis & Male Urethra”, prior to seeing patients in the Pediatric Urology clinic.
  • You may wish to skim through Chapter 17, “Urinary Stone Disease”, prior to seeing patients with Dr. Nakada or Dr. Best.
  • You may wish to skim through Chapter 21, “Urothelial Carcinoma: Cancers of the Bladder, Ureter, & Renal Pelvis”, prior to seeing patients with Dr. Jarrard or Dr. Downs.
  • You may wish to skim through Chapter 22, “Renal Parenchymal Neoplasms”, prior to seeing patients with Dr. Hedican or Dr. Abel.
  • You may wish to skim through Chapter 23, “Neoplasms of the Prostate Gland”, prior to seeing patients with Dr. Jarrard.
  • You may wish to skim through Chapter 29, “Urodynamic Studies”, and Chapter 30, “Urinary Incontinence”, prior to seeing patients with Dr. McAchran.
  • You may wish to skim through Chapter 39, “Male Sexual Dysfunction”, and Chapter 44, “Male Infertility”, prior to seeing patients with Dr. Williams.

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