Genitourinary is a word that refers to the urinary and genital organs. Urology is the branch of medicine concerned with the urinary tract in both genders and the genital tract of the reproductive system in males. Nephrology is the branch of medicine concerned with the kidney. Disorders of the genitourinary system include a range of disorders from those that are asymptomatic to those that manifest an array of signs and symptoms.
Causes for these disorders include congenital anomalies, infectious diseases, trauma, or conditions that secondarily involve the urinary structure. To gain access to the body, pathogens can penetrate mucous membranes lining the genitourinary tract. Urogenital malformations include. Hypospadias Epispadias Labial fusion Varicocele As a medical specialty, genitourinary pathology is the subspecialty of surgical pathology which deals with the diagnosis and characterization of neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of the urinary tract, male genital tract, and testes. However, medical disorders of the kidneys are generally within the expertise of renal pathologists. Genitourinary pathologists generally work closely with urologic surgeons.
Related Journals of Genitourinary Disorders
Medical & Surgical Urology, Medical Case Reports, Genital Systems & Disorders, Medical & Clinical Reviews, Clinical Genitourinary Cancer, Genitourinary Disorders, Urology Journal, LUTS: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms, Urology Times