Pictorial Essay

Emergency Radiology

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 67-74

Lower male genitourinary trauma: a pictorial review

  • Bruce E. LehnertAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Email author 
  • , Claudia SadroAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington
  • , Eric MonroeAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, University of Washington Medical Center
  • , Mariam MoshiriAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, University of Washington Medical Center

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Abstract

Blunt and penetrating trauma to the male pelvis and external genitalia may result in significant injury to the lower genitourinary system including the bladder, urethra, penis, and scrotum. Emergent imaging plays an important role in identifying these injuries and directing appropriate, timely management. In this article, we review indications for dedicated genitourinary system imaging in trauma and illustrate the imaging features of injuries to the lower male genitourinary system in order to facilitate accurate and rapid diagnosis.

Keywords

Trauma Genitourinary Male Bladder Urethra Penis Scrotum