To review the anatomy and disease of the urethra in adults to define the current role of imaging of the urethra and periurethral disease as well as the technique and pitfalls of urethrography. Identifying the key imaging features of urethral disease
*Female urethra The female urethra is a simple short tube,
that transports theurineout of the body,extending from the internal urethral orifice of thebladderto the external urethral orifice in the vestibule of thevagina. Gross anatomy The female urethra measures approximately 4 cm in length.
It is embedded in the anterior vaginal wall and runs with the vagina through the urogenital hiatus. The female urethra begins at the internal urethral meatus at the bladder neck and opens in the vestibule...
Findings and procedure details
Imaging and Procedure details: In this article we reviewed urethral normal anatomy,
pathologies on different imaging modalities.
Cross-sectional imaging modalities,
magnetic resonance (MR) imaging,
and computed tomography,
are useful for evaluating urethral pathalogies. *Female normal urethral imaging features Fluoroscopy -Micturating cystourethrogram (MCU) : This study will reveal a " spinning-top " appearance with normal 'wavy' walls caused by the pelvic floor...
Imaging of the urethra based on urethrography is an integral component of the evaluation of patients with suspected urethral disease.
The incorporation of cross-sectional imaging techniques,
particularly MR imaging,
yields additional information essential to diagnosis and therapy planning.
Dr.I.Gurubharath MD.,Ph.D Author Professor and HOD Department of Radiodiagnosis , Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute,Chennai,Tamilnadu Email Id: firstname.lastname@example.org Dr.
Pooja Varwatte Co-author Postgraduate in Radiodiagnosis Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute,Chennai,Tamilnadu Email Id :Poojavarwatte29@gmail.com
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