It has been a privilege to edit this issue of Translational Andrology and Urology (TAU) on topics in male genitourinary reconstruction and trauma.

We are very pleased with the diversity of topics and the quality of submissions for this special issue. The manuscripts were authored by both established leaders and rising stars within male genitourinary reconstruction and trauma. We are grateful for the outstanding contributions of the authors. The issue contains a review of the current epidemiology of both renal trauma and urethral stricture disease. The landscape of the reconstructive urology workforce is examined. Multiple papers address urinary complications that arise after therapy for cancer with some addressing how to treat them. Important topics in urethral stricture disease are highlighted including treating complex urethral strictures located throughout the penis and how to monitor patients after urethroplasty. Finally, an original article examines sexual satisfaction and outcomes after neophallus creation.

We would also like to extend our gratitude to all of the TAU editorial team members for their hard work and diligence.

Benjamin N. Breyer, MD, MAS
Jack W. McAninch, MD, FACS, FRCS (Hon)

Department of Urology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA

doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2223-4683.2014.05.02

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

Cite this article as: Breyer BN, McAninch JW. Preface. Transl Androl Urol 2014;3(2):142. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2223-4683.2014.05.02