Title

THE ROLE OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF STRICTURE DISEASE OF THE MALE URETHRA

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

3-1-2015

Journal

Urologii︠a︡ (Moscow, Russia : 1999)

Issue

2

Abstract

The article presents a comprehensive study of 121 patients with stricture disease of the male urethra. Diagnosis and staging of the disease were made on the basis of medical imaging, namely retrograde urethrography, voiding cystourethrography and magnetic resonance imaging with complex pulse sequences developed by the authors. The results were compared with surgical findings and morphological study of surgical specimens. Detailed semiotics of magnetic resonance imaging of stricture disease, differences in the visualization of traumatic and inflammatory strictures of various locations, as well as features of primary and recurrent lesions are described. Detailed analysis of the data shows significant advantages of MRI in identifying stricture disease of the male urethra over traditional methods of endoscopic visualization. It makes possible to increase the diagnostic accuracy for detection of the disease and better surgical planning strategy.

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