Male genitourinary reconstruction and trauma
Preface

Male genitourinary reconstruction and trauma

On behalf of all the contributing authors, we are excited to extend this focused issue in Translational Andrology and Urology (TAU) on new updates in male genitourinary (GU) reconstruction and trauma.

This issue brings together the research and evidence-based practices of many experts in our field. These experts are thought-leaders and have contributed to advancing male GU reconstruction and trauma in a multitude of ways. We are extremely grateful for all the authors’ hard work and contribution to make this a unique and exciting issue in TAU.

Since the June 2014 TAU special issue on male GU reconstruction, we include new topics that have surfaced to the forefront of our field in the last 4 years. We selected these topics as they have resonated with many urologists at national/international meetings. The readership will enjoy novel manuscripts on stems cells/regenerative medicine, transgender surgery, updates in pelvic fracture urethral injury/posterior urethroplasty, the role of robotics in reconstructive urology, and unique topics such as the reconstructive urology workforce/fellowship training paradigms.

We hope that you enjoy this special issue on male GU reconstruction and trauma.

Lastly, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the editorial staffs at TAU who have made this issue possible.


Acknowledgements

We would like to acknowledge Dr. Jack W. McAninch, MD, FACS for his inspiration, mentorship, and friendship.

Benjamin N. Breyer
E. Charles Osterberg

Benjamin N. Breyer, MD, MAS, FACS

Department of Urology, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA.
(Email: benjamin.breyer@ucsf.edu)

E. Charles Osterberg, MD

Department of Surgery (Urology), Dell Medical School at The University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA.
(Email: charles.osterberg@austin.utexas.edu)

doi: 10.21037/tau.2018.07.14

Conflicts of Interest: The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

Cite this article as: Breyer BN, Osterberg EC. Male genitourinary reconstruction and trauma. Transl Androl Urol 2018;7(4):511. doi: 10.21037/tau.2018.07.14