What is retrograde Urethrogram used for?

What is retrograde Urethrogram used for?

What is a Retrograde Urethrogram? This is a diagnostic test for male patients with trauma (injury) to the urethra. The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder and out the body. If there is a urethral stricture (a block or closing), urine cannot flow out.

How is a retrograde Urethrogram performed?

A retrograde urethrogram is a procedure allowing the urethra to be x-rayed using a contrast dye. The dye is watched on the x-rays as it passes back through the urethra and into the bladder. Urethrograms are done by a radiologist with a radiographer and sometimes a nurse.

What is urethroplasty female?

An operation to correct a urethral stricture, which is a tight narrowing of the urethra (water passage). This may be due to scarring from prior vaginal surgery, trauma, longterm catheter, radiotherapy, or no cause may be identified.

Is it possible to have 3 urethras?

Duplicated urethras (extra urethras) Rarely, children are born with two or more urethras. Usually only one of them is connected to the bladder, but sometimes they are connected to each other.

Where is female urethra located?

Anatomy and function of the female urethra The female urethra begins at the bottom of the bladder, known as the neck. It extends downward, through the muscular area of the pelvic floor. Before reaching the urethral opening, urine passes through the urethral sphincter.

Can a baby be born without a urethra?

What is hypospadias? Hypospadias is a birth defect where the urethra doesn’t develop properly in a baby’s penis. The urethra is the tube that carries urine and sperm through the penis to exit the body. Treatment prevents problems later in life, such as having to sit to pee or difficulties having sex.

Are there 2 Urethras?

In type 1, the extra urethra arises from the primary urethra and may or may not extend to the external genitals. In type 2, the extra urethra either arises from another opening in the bladder or connects with the primary ureter at the opening of the bladder and then extends to the external genitals.

What happens in a urethrogram?

A urethrogram is a contrast study of the urethra under fluoroscopic control. This is done by placing a catheter into the urethral meatus, expanding the balloon gently to form a seal and running a small volume of contrast into the urethra under image control.