The study of urologic conditions has become increasingly important to pediatricians during the past one to two decades. The growth of pediatric urology as a specialty has been aided by the compilation of a few textbooks in this field. Its importance to pediatricians is now emphasized by the first textbook of pediatric urology written specifically for them. This volume is an outstanding addition to the pediatrician's library; it covers the entire gamut of congenital and acquired urologic problems in children. In addition to basic discussions of various conditions, embryology, anatomy, and management (both surgical and nonsurgical) are reviewed.
The authors discuss diagnostic workups and their importance in treating various pediatric urologic conditions, including urinary tract infection and hematuria, and present other signs and symptoms of urinary tract disease and indications for evaluation. Their section on the diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of urinary tract infection in children is well presented, complete,