Male Genital Tract

  • Gerald BehrEmail author
  • Jennifer K. Son
  • Ricardo Restrepo
  • Edward Y. Lee


The male genital tract is a complex set of pelvic anatomic structures. In recent years, MR imaging has assumed an important role as a primary or problem-solving tool for evaluating various congenital and acquired male genital tract disorders in the pediatric population. In this chapter, relevant embryology, anatomy, and variants of male genital tract disorders are described, followed by up-to-date MR imaging techniques and protocols including pediatric patient preparation. In addition, clinically important male genital tract disorders that occur in infants and children are also discussed with emphasis on characteristic MR imaging findings. A clear understanding of MR imaging techniques and characteristic imaging findings of male genital tract disorders has great potential for the optimal pediatric patient care.


Genital Cryptorchidism Teratoma Rhabdomyosarcoma Seminoma Sex-cord stromal Urethra Bladder Testicular Torsion Orchitis Epididymitis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald Behr
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jennifer K. Son
    • 2
  • Ricardo Restrepo
    • 3
  • Edward Y. Lee
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Division of Pediatric Radiology, Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological SciencesJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Department of Interventional Radiology and Body Imaging, Nicklaus Children’s HospitalMiamiUSA
  4. 4.Division of Thoracic Imaging, Department of RadiologyBoston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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