Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Female Urethral and Periurethral Disorders

Venkateswar Rao Surabhi, Christine O. Menias, Verghese George, Cary Lynn Siegel, Srinivasa R. Prasad

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This article reviews the normal anatomy of the female urethra, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging techniques, and the role of MR imaging in the evaluation of diverse urethral and periurethral diseases. Salient MR imaging findings of common and uncommon cystic urethral lesions (urethral diverticulum, Skene cyst, and vaginal cysts), and masses (urethral carcinoma, leiomyoma, melanoma, fibroepithelial polyp, caruncle, and mucosal prolapse) are presented. The evolving role of dynamic MR in the evaluation of stress urinary incontinence is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)941-953
Number of pages13
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013


  • Carcinoma
  • Diverticulum
  • Female urethra
  • Leiomyoma
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Stress urinary incontinence


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