Rare cases and diseases in urology

Thematic Session 14

  • Location:
    Room 1, Capital suite (level 3)
  • Chair:
     S. Vahr Lauridsen, Copenhagen (DK)
  • Aims and objectives of this session

    This session will provide you with the newest knowledge about uncommon conditions that can be found in urology patients. In everyday practice it is often difficult to find literature and practical information about unusual diseases for timely manag such conditions. The speakers of this session will discuss relevant observations, indications and treatment of these cases.

 M.A. Behrendt, Amsterdam (NL)
Aims and objectives of this presentation

Urachal Cancer is a rare but potentially deadly disease. Multidisciplinary treatment approaches and translational research as well as centralisation in so called "tumor centres" have changed management and survival of these patients. What used to be a rarity, considered fatal, is now proven to be genetically linked to gastrointestinal tumors, thus opening a range of treatment options and changing the therapeutic approach.
By using Urachal Cancer I would like to give an example of how next-generation sequencing and multidisciplinary, translational research can improve understanding and outcome for rare diseases in general.

Adult hypospadias
 Y.F. Rawashdeh, Aarhus N (DK)
Aims and objectives of this presentation

This lecture aims at giving the audience insight into the fact that no final word is written on primary hypospadias repair in adults. It is common sense to accept that techniques for repair do not differ between adults and children however sutures, catheters and dressing need to be adapted to the size and the erectile activity of the adult penis. With the increased detection of genital anomalies at a younger age and the advent of microsurgical techniques, virtually most of hypospadias are nowadays diagnosed, and most of them are corrected. Primary adult hypospadias will probably therefore progressively vanish, at least in Western Europe.

Penile carcinoma: An update
 N.M. Graafland, Nijmegen (NL)
Aims and objectives of this presentation

To provide an overview of contemporary diagnostic tools and available treatments.