Imaging of Male Pelvic Trauma

Laura L. Avery, Meir H. Scheinfeld

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Prompt imaging plays an important role in the evaluation of male pelvic soft tissue trauma. Using appropriate imaging modalities, with optimization of contrast administration when appropriate, is essential for accurate diagnosis. Traumatic bladder rupture, either extraperitoneal or intraperitoneal, is diagnosed with high accuracy using computed tomography cystography. Suspicion of urethral injury warrants evaluation with retrograde urethrography to evaluate for the presence of injury and injury location. Early identification of laceration of the testicular tunica albuginea is essential. Understanding both normal penile anatomy and the imaging appearance of corpus rupture (as opposed to a hematoma) is imperative for proper diagnosis and management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1201-1217
Number of pages17
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2012


  • Bladder trauma
  • Penile fracture
  • Penile trauma
  • Testicular rupture
  • Testicular trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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