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Imaging of penile neoplasms.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16284139     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The assessment of penile cancer on the basis of clinical findings alone can often result in inaccurate staging and suboptimal treatment. Imaging of primary penile cancer and metastatic lymphadenopathy can help optimize planning of both primary tumor resection and treatment for lymph node metastases. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is the most accurate imaging modality in the assessment of primary penile cancers, which usually manifest as solitary, ill-defined infiltrating tumors that are hypointense on both T1- and T2-weighted MR images. T2-weighted MR imaging allows delineation of the tumor margin and of any extension into the penile shaft. On gadolinium-enhanced T1-weighted images, the tumors enhance to a greater extent than do the corpora cavernosa. In addition, the recently introduced technique known as lymphotrophic nanoparticle-enhanced MR imaging can help identify metastatic lymph node disease. However, further studies will be needed to determine the role of this imaging technique in clinical practice. Computed tomography does not clearly depict the local extension of primary penile cancer; however, it is useful in assessing metastases and postoperative complications.
Ajay K Singh; Anuradha Saokar; Peter F Hahn; Mukesh G Harisinghani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1527-1323     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiographics     Publication Date:    2005 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-14     Completed Date:  2006-03-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8302501     Medline TA:  Radiographics     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1629-38     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
RSNA, 2005.
Division of Emergency Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, White 270, 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02114, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Penile Neoplasms / pathology*
Penis / anatomy & histology

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