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Sonographic staging of anterior urethral strictures.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10737469     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: Although radiographic retrograde urethrography has traditionally been the gold standard for imaging the anterior urethra, sonourethrography has proved to be precise and effective for evaluating urethral strictures. We review the evolution of sonourethrography and demonstrate its practical contemporary applications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed literature reviews on MEDLINE and chart reviews of our patient records from 1988 to 1998. RESULTS: Sonourethrography measures stricture length in the bulbar urethra more accurately than conventional retrograde urethrography. Spongiofibrosis is manifested sonographically by a lack of urethral distensibility during retrograde instillation of saline solution. Posterior shadowing is noted in severe posttraumatic cases. Sonographic staging before treatment of complex or reoperative anterior strictures elucidates complicating features, such as calculi, urethral hair, false passage and stent encrustation. CONCLUSIONS: Sonographic staging of anterior urethral strictures offers clinically important information that may be useful in guiding reconstructive therapy.
A F Morey; J W McAninch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of urology     Volume:  163     ISSN:  0022-5347     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Urol.     Publication Date:  2000 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-04-24     Completed Date:  2000-04-24     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376374     Medline TA:  J Urol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1070-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Urology, University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Severity of Illness Index
Urethral Stricture / pathology,  ultrasonography*

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