TURP defect

Case contributed by Dr Matt A. Morgan


History of transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). Imaging for an unrelated issue.

Patient Data

Gender: Male

Retrograde urethrogram (RUG) and voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG)

Two retrograde urethrograms (RUG) on the same patient, the second with a voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG), show an irregular defect in the region of the prostatic urethra, compatible with the patients history of transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP).


CT of the abdomen and pelvis with delayed imaging shows a midline defect in the prostate compatible with a TURP defect. A 3D reconstruction shows the gap in the prostatic urethra to good effect.


Midline defect in the prostate, compatible with a TURP defect.

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Case information

rID: 40682
Case created: 29th Oct 2015
Last edited: 14th Jun 2017
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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