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Comparison of Diagnostic Value
of Sonourethrography with Retrograde Urethrography in Diagnosis of Anterior
Reza Shahsavari1, Seyed Morteza Bagheri2*,
Radiology, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; 2Department
of Radiology, Hasheminejad Kidney Center (HKC), Iran University of Medical
Sciences, Tehran, Iran
spite of the advanced imaging methods, MRI and CT-Scan, the role of
ultrasonography is still unique in some fields of genitourinary tract
This study was aimed at assessing this role in the evaluation of male
urinary stricture, and comparison with standard retrograde urethrography (SUG).
This was a cross-sectional study. The patients include those who were
suspected of anterior urethral stricture and were introduced assessed with
imaging techniques (RUG). The patient underwent ultrasonography too. The
results of both methods were compared. RUG was considered as the gold
standard for this comparison.
Ninety-seven patients were studied. The mean age was 46.9 ± 11.7 years
(range 21-88 years), in RUG, 22 patients (22.8%) and SUG 23 patients (23.7%)
had a stricture, 3 cases with a stricture in RUG had not evidenced of
stenosis in SUG. The mean length of urethral stricture in RUG was 12.9 ± 8.1
mm and in SUG was 8.1 ± 7.3 mm. The estimated length in RUG way was
significantly higher than SUG way(P=0.025).The sensitivity and specificity
in using of SUG were 86.6% and 94.6%, respectively.
The result of this study showed stricture length measured by ultrasound is
shorter than the length measured by RUG and the sensitivity and specificity
in using of SUG was 86.6% and 94.6% respectively that due to the advantages
it is an acceptable way.
Citation: Shahsavari R, Bagheri SM, Iraji H.
Comparison of Diagnostic Value of Sonourethrography with Retrograde
Urethrography in Diagnosis of Anterior Urethral Stricture. Open Access Maced
J Med Sci. https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2017.073
Keywords: Retrograde urethrography; Sonourethrography; Anterior
*Correspondence: Seyed Morteza Bagheri, Department of Radiology,
Hasheminejad Kidney Center (HKC), Iran University of Medical Sciences,
Tehran, Iran. Tel: +98912115 0807. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: 12-Mar-2017; Revised: 22-Mar-2017; Accepted: 04-Apr-2017; Online
Copyright: © 2017 Reza Shahsavari, Seyed Morteza Bagheri, Hamed Iraji.
This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative
Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).
Funding: This paper was an extract of Radiology PhD dissertation
titled “Comparison of Diagnostic value of sonourethrography with retrograde
urethrography in diagnosis of anterior urethral stricture among the patients
resorting to Hasheminejad Hospital in 2012” presented in 2013 with the kind
supports of Tehran University of Medical Sciences.
Competing Interests: Publication of this paper has been supported by
Roche Macedonia DOOEL Skopje.
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