A multimodality review of male urethral imaging: pearls and pitfalls with an update on urethral stricture treatment

Jonathan Wesley Revels, Sherry S. Wang, Jennifer S. Weaver, Jordan R. Foreman, Maxx A. Gallegos, William M. Thompson, Douglas Katz, Mariam Moshiri

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Abstract

Optimum radiological assessment of the male urethra requires knowledge of the normal urethral anatomy and ideal imaging techniques based on the specific clinical scenario. Retrograde urethrography is the workhorse examination for male urethral imaging, usually utilized as the initial, and often solitary, modality of choice not only in the setting of trauma, but also in the pre-and post-operative evaluation of urethral strictures. There is, however, growing interest in utilization of ultrasound and magnetic resonance for evaluation of the male urethra owing to lack of ionizing radiation and improved delineation of the adjacent tissue. We review the various modalities utilized for imaging of the male urethra for a variety of known or suspected disorders, and provide an update on current treatments of urethral strictures. Additionally, we detail the key information needed by urologists to guide management of urethral strictures. We conclude with a brief discussion of neophallus urethral diseases following female-to-male sexual confirmation surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number20211034
JournalBritish Journal of Radiology
Volume95
Issue number1134
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2022
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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