What is the role of retrograde urethrography in the workup of chronic bacterial prostatitis (CBP)?

Updated: Jan 15, 2019
  • Author: Samantha D Kraemer, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Retrograde urethrography is performed to help confirm the presence of a urethral stricture and evaluate its severity. It is performed by injecting contrast into the urethral meatus and obtaining pelvic radiography. If a stricture is present, narrowing of urethral caliber is observed.


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