Urinary Tract Infections in Children
Surgery is not used to treat Reference urinary tract infections (UTIs) Opens New Window in children.
If there is a problem with the structure of the urinary tract that is causing frequent, severe infections and increasing the child's risk of long-term complications, the doctor may consider surgery to correct the problem. For instance, children with severe Reference vesicoureteral reflux may benefit from surgery. For more information, see the topic Reference Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR).
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference May 7, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Avery L. Seifert, MD - Urology