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Urology. 2016 Feb;88:1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2015.11.019. Epub 2015 Nov 25.

The Recommendations of the 2015 American Urological Association Working Group on Genitourinary Congenitalism.

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Division of Urology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA.
Department of Urology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL.
Department of Surgery, Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Paediatric Urology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Urology & Regenerative Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Adolescent and Reconstructive Urology, University College London Hospitals, London, United Kingdom; Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, United Kingdom; University College London, London, United Kingdom.
the Cleveland Clinic Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland, OH. Electronic address:



To develop consensus recommendations for index congenital urological cases seen in adulthood and to generate discussion among providers who treat these patients across the lifespan. This manuscript reviews the proceedings and recommendations of the 2015 American Urological Association Working Group on Urological Congenitalism.


Index cases were selected to highlight controversies in the management of different congenital patients in adulthood. Cases were presented and participants were randomized to groups to avoid clustering of individuals of similar background and experience. Expert panelists (representing backgrounds in pediatric and adult care of congenital patients) also discussed the cases. After that, a facilitated discussion was held with the entire group in an attempt to develop consensus recommendations for the questions raised in each case.


Recommendations were generated related to management of pregnancy in young woman with bladder exstrophy and one with reflux nephropathy, as well as a young man with spina bifida with chronic kidney disease seeking undiversion.


Given the lack of long-term data for patients with congenital genitourinary diseases, management of complex urological disease in these patients can be difficult. Consensus discussion with urological providers across the spectrum of the life course of these patients may help provide clinical guidance.

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