Erasmus Urology Research

Pediatric urology

The Erasmus DSD (differences of sex development) Expertise Center has been involved in clinical, translational and basic research since 1977, covering all aspects of DSD. The scientific output had a significant impact on patient-important issues. DSD is an umbrella term for many different and mostly rare congenital conditions that affect the development of the reproductive organs. Treatment of patients with DSD is complex and requires a multidisciplinary approach. There is a scarcity of data on long-term outcomes and our center has strived to generate information to enable better counseling and treatment  of patients with a DSD condition. Our efforts resulted in numerous publications reporting on outcomes such as gonadal germ cell cancer risk, genetic factors, psychosocial and gender identity development, sexual function and quality of life.

Testicular development

Gonadal, in particular testicular development based on normal embryonic development as the starting point, which will hopTefully lead to a better classification of the aberrant gonadal development in patients with conditions such as DSD and cryptorchidism.

Gonadal cell cancer risk

Better knowledge of the  germ cell cancer risk in specific conditions has led to revision of recommendations. Read more

Fertility preservation in DSD

Individuals with DSD have often an impaired fertility for a variety of reasons, including aberrant gonadal and genital development, abnormal position of the testis and early gonadal failure with sex steroid deficiency. Read more

Jeroen Scheepe

Jeroen Scheepe

Urologist

Fred van der Toorn

Fred van der Toorn

Urologist

Katja Wolffenbuttel

Katja Wolffenbuttel

Urologist

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