Basing on the results of modern investigations applied preoperatively, postoperatively and for 20 years of follow-up in more than 36,000 children with urogenital diseases, the author believes that further progress of childhood urology should advance in the scope of general urology. He proposes basic principles underlying decision making on the treatment of urological diseases in different age groups. It is shown that many open and endoscopic interventions used in the adults are converted into pediatric urological practice disregarding pathogenetic and compensatory features in urological diseases in children. Basing on specific features of the course of compensatory processes in various age groups of children, new terms of corrective operations are proposed.
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