Urinary tract infection is the second most common disease of the childhood period after respiratory tract infection.
The diagnosis of urinary tract infection in children may be very difficult because the signs and symptoms are uncharacteristic. In infants, general symptoms predominate, such as fever, restlessness, vomiting, poor feeding, diarrhoea, dehydration and, sometimes, jaundice. Older children may experience pain in the suprapubic area, frequent passing of urine and inability to keep urine in the bladder. It is therefore important that each child with unexplained fever should have a urinalysis with urine culture done.
Due to the lack of specific symptoms and the fact that urinary tract infection is frequently ignored, in some children the infection unfortunately goes undiagnosed or is insufficiently treated.
We must always remember that urinary tract infection may be masking a congenital urinary tract anomaly or a bladder dysfunction, which — if left undiagnosed and untreated — lead to kidney damage and kidney failure with the resulting necessity for renal replacement treatment.
The activities undertaken by the doctors at our Department of Paediatrics and Paediatric Surgery, coupled with access to state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques here at Medicover Hospital, guarantee that our young patients get the best medical care, while reducing the stress experienced by the parents due to their loved one's illness.
Urological procedures carried out at the Department of Paediatrics and Paediatric Surgery at Medicover Hospital include:
- Diagnostic cystoscopy
- Endoscopic treatment of vesicoureteral reflux
- Endoscopic ablation of the posterior urethral valve
- Endoscopic puncture of ureterocoele
- Endoscopic placement and removal of double J (JJ) stents
- Creation or closure of a ureterocutaneostomy
- Creation or closure of a vesicocutaneous fistula
- Surgical treatment of hydronephrosis (pyeloureteroplasty)
- Heminephrectomy, nephrectomy
Team of operators:
Dr. Stanisław Warchoł