Intraoperative contrast enhanced sonourethrography to characterize urethral stricture in a pediatric patient

Katherine M. Fischer*, Diana K. Bowen, R. Caleb Kovell, Susan J. Back, Kassa Darge, Dana A. Weiss

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Abstract

Fluoroscopic retrograde urethrogram (RUG) is the current gold standard to define urethral strictures, however, sonourethrography (SU) has been shown to be effective in this setting as well. Some advantages of SU include more accurate measurement of stricture length, lack of radiation, and ability to assess soft tissue surrounding strictures to help guide operative management. Contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is an evolving imaging modality with increasing clinical utility in both pediatric and adult patient populations. We present a unique case in which contrast enhanced sonourethrography (CESU) was used to further characterize a urethral stricture intraoperatively to aid in surgical decision making.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number101223
JournalUrology Case Reports
Volume32
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Contrast enhanced ultrasonography
  • Pediatric
  • Sonourethrogram
  • Urethral stricture
  • Urethroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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