Imaging in Male Genital Queries
A great variety of congenital and acquired conditions may affect the male genital tract, many of them rarely encountered by radiologists, as a thorough history and clinical examination will reveal their nature and guide treatment. Most often the indication for imaging of congenital anomalies is to establish the extent of disease and detect associated anomalies to inform decision-making with regard to management, whereas in conditions like vascular malformations, imaging is necessary to guide treatment before the malformation becomes potentially debilitating. The true emergency of spermatic cord torsion is discussed in more detail, as correct management can be challenging. Malignancy is thankfully rare in children, but must always be kept in mind by the vigilant radiologist.
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