Abdominal Radiology

, Volume 43, Issue 11, pp 3060–3067 | Cite as

Voiding cystourethrography after prostatectomy: spectrum of appearances

  • Matthew A. MorganEmail author
  • Nicholas Papanicolaou
Pictorial essay



This article reviews current prostatectomy techniques and then techniques for fluoroscopic voiding cystourethrography (VCUG) evaluation of the prostate and bladder after prostatectomy. Both normal post-prostatectomy appearances and complications will be reviewed.


VCUG is a useful evaluation for both common and uncommon post-prostatectomy complications and appropriate interpretation of the VCUG complications is important to aid the urologist’s clinical decision making.

Key words

Cystourethrogram Prostatectomy Fluoroscopy Genitourinary Postsurgical 


Compliance with ethical standards


No funding for this study.

Conflict of interest

No conflict of interest.

Informed consent

A waiver for informed consent was granted by the institutional IRB.

Ethical approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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