Department of Urology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland.
Developmental psychopathology is common in children with exstrophy. It may be mild or severe, and it may persist or transform as the child grows. The pediatric urologist is ideally situated to identify signs or symptoms of early developmental psychopathology in these children. Presented in this article are techniques for identifying the child requiring full assessment and for establishing referral-consultants. Screening instruments are suggested, as well as how to use these to educate the parents and the child. Methods are provided to identify, as well as to educate, selected consultants in child psychology and psychiatry about the clinical realities of exstrophy.
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Reference: Semin Pediatr Surg. 2011 May;20(2):130-4.