Pediatric Rare Genitourinary Birth Defects and Disorders
Children's Health℠ is one of the largest and busiest health care centers in the country devoted to caring for infants, children and teens. Our pediatric urology team specializes in treating rare and unique problems for newborns and young children including rare genitourinary birth defects and disorders.
The genitourinary system is made up of your child’s urinary and genital organs. The urinary system includes the organs and structures that help control urine, or the flow of wastes and extra liquid from the body. The bladder, urethras and kidneys are important organs in the urinary system. Usually, urologists are the specialists who treat problems of the urinary tract or system. They work closely with nephrologists, the specialists in kidney disease.
The genital organs are involved in producing sex hormones and in reproduction. The urinary tract and genital organs are close together and can interact with one another. Urologists also treat boys and men who have problems with their genital organs. Most girls and women with problems of organs such as the uterus, cervix, ovaries or vagina are treated by obstetricians and gynecologists. Some birth defects can affect both urinary and genital organs in infant girls, and are treated by pediatric urologists.