Evaluation of the urethra in males with spinal cord injury

L. Calenoff, M. J. Foley, R. W. Hendrix

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Of 358 antegrade voiding urethrograms obtained in 200 males with spinal cord injury, the urethra was satisfactorily shown by 154 (77%), permitting evaluation of alterations related to cord damage, surgery, or iatrogenic trauma. In 105 cases the neurogenic urethra was normal, demonstrated only minor distension, or had a patulous appearance, in contrast to urinary tract changes such as a markedly neurogenic bladder, vesicoureteral reflux, and bladder calculi. In 49 patients, abnormalities included (a) changes related to surgical alleviation of sphincter dyssynergia; (b) iatrogenic changes such as diverticula, strictures, undermining of the external sphincter ('spiral sign'), and intravasation of contrast material; and (c) pressure necrosis of the urethra. Some changes need no special treatment; others, such as pressure necrosis, require early recognition and prompt therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-76
Number of pages6
JournalRadiology
Volume142
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

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Urethra
Spinal Cord Injuries
Necrosis
Urinary Bladder Calculi
Pressure
Neurogenic Urinary Bladder
Vesico-Ureteral Reflux
Diverticulum
Ataxia
Urinary Tract
Contrast Media
Pathologic Constriction
Wounds and Injuries
Therapeutics

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Calenoff, L. ; Foley, M. J. ; Hendrix, R. W. / Evaluation of the urethra in males with spinal cord injury. In: Radiology. 1982 ; Vol. 142, No. 1. pp. 71-76.
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