Abstract Archives of the RSNA, 2006
The Inguinal Canal: Anatomy and Imaging Features of Common and Uncommon Masses
Presented in 2006
Certificate of Merit
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Priya R Bhosale MD, Presenter: Nothing to Disclose
Madhavi Patnana MD, Abstract Co-Author: Nothing to Disclose
Chitra Viswanathan MD, Abstract Co-Author: Nothing to Disclose
Janio Szklaruk PhD, MD, Abstract Co-Author: Nothing to Disclose
1. To learn the anatomy of the inguinal canal using crossectional CT and MRI images of the pelvis.
2. To learn the imaging features of common and uncommon masses located in the inguinal canal.
Radiology plays an essential role in the diagnosis, staging, and surveillance of oncological patients. Computed tomography (CT) and Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are the most common imaging modalities utilized for staging. While interpreting pelvic images, radiologists often encounter masses occupying the inguinal canal. Common masses in the inguinal canal include: undescended testes, herniated bowel, and varicoceles. Uncommon masses include liposarcomas, testicular tumors, fibrous pseudotumors, lymphoma, and amyloidosis. Familiarity with the normal anatomy as well as the imaging characteristics of these masses is essential for correct image interpretation. Via CT and MRI images, this exhibit will review the embryology and anatomy of the normal structures associated with the inguinal canal. We will also present the imaging features and clinico-pathological background of common and uncommon masses located in the inguinal canal.
On completion of this exhibit the attendee will become familiar with the anatomy, pathology, embryology and imaging characteristics of the common and uncommon masses in the inguinal canal.
The Inguinal Canal: Anatomy and Imaging Features of Common and Uncommon Masses. Radiological Society of North America 2006 Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, November 26 - December 1, 2006 ,Chicago IL. http://archive.rsna.org/2006/4429498.html