To review uncommon urogenital disorders manifestingin childhood To illustrate the radiologic features of these conditions using MRIimaging technique To provide tips in order to avoid potential diagnostic errors
Pelvic pain anddysuria are very common symptoms among pediatric population.
Radiological imaging is the clue to the prompt diagnosis and faster treatment. Abnormalities such asHerlyn-Werner-Wunderlichsyndrome,
late complications after surgery ofhypospadias,
persistent urethraldiverticulum are likely to be missed or missinterpreted by radiologists due to their rarity. Although sonography can provide quite accurate diagnosis,
particularly in neonates,
MRI has come to play a significant role in...
Findings and procedure details
Renal Lymphangiomatosis is a developmental malformation of normal lymphatic tissue in perirenal or peripelvic area resulting in cystic masses.
Synonyms for this pathology are renal lymphangioma,
and renal lymphangiectasia. Best diagnostic clue: Multilocular cystic mass in perirenal area with thin septa. Location: Perirenal,
peripelvic; usually bilateral. Size: Variable,
can become larger than kidney itself. Best imaging tool: MR or CT Findings: Subcapsular mass with fluid...
Understanding the implications of rare congenital urogenital anomalies is the key in detecting associated anomalies,
initiating therapy and intervention,
and avoiding complications in acute cases.
It is important to consider rare urogenital disorders as well dealing with pelvic pain and dysuria in children and adolescents.
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