Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in penile metastases of extragenitourinary cancers

Tuba Kendi, Ertan Batislam, M. Murad Basar, Erdal Yilmaz, Deniz Altinok, Halil Basar

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Background: The aim of present study is to evaluate the efficacy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in different types of penile metastases. Materials and methods: In this report, we present three cases of penile metastases that have been developed secondary to extragenitourinary malignancies. Two of them did not have any primary malignancy history. Results: Penile biopsies were performed in all patients and metastatic penile tumours were found due to extragenitourinary malignancies. Penile MRI was performed before biopsies. The findings of MRI were correlated with histopathologic diagnosis. Moreover, penile MRI was found to be more sensitive in the evaluation of the lesions than ultrasonography. Conclusion: MRI can be accepted as a reliable non-invasive method for the evaluation of the extent of penile metastases and involvement of tunica albuginea or urethral.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-109
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Urology and Nephrology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2006


  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Penile metastases
  • Penile neoplasm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Urology


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