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Renal and urological disorders

Definition

A renal disorder refers to any disease of the kidneys.

Urological disorders are diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract. This includes the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, and urethra, as well as the male reproductive organs, including the testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate, and penis.

Alternative Names

Urological disorders

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Kidney anatomyKidney - blood and urine flow

References

Emmett M, Fenves AZ, Schwartz JC. Approach to the patient with kidney disease. In: Skorecki K, Chertow GM, Marsden PA, Taal MW, Yu ASL, eds. Brenner & Rector's The Kidney. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2016:chap 25.

Germann CA, Holmes JA. Selected urologic disorders. In: Walls RM, Hockberger RS, Gausche-Hill M, eds. Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2018:chap 89.