Ultrasound:Cross sectional anatomy
Sonographyof the male reproductive system
Theterm sonography may also refer to small parts or ultrasoundassessment conducted on the male reproductive organs. The assessmentfacilitates the diagnosis used in obtaining images of the testiclesor rather the male reproductive organs and the surrounding tissues inthe scrotum. It provides a safe, non-invasive and painless procedurethat utilizes high-frequency sound waves to produce images of theorgans inside the body (Basu, 2011). These imaging methods help inthe observation and diagnosis of any abnormalities in the testicles.However, to use the ultrasound appropriately in treating the malereproductive system, preferably, people should verify whether a lumpin their scrotum or even the testicles is solid indicating a tumor.On the other hand, they should check whether the lump contains afluid which may indicate a cyst (Basu, 2011). Additionally, peopleshould determine the outcome of trauma to the scrotum as well asevaluate for possible torsion. A torsion describes a situation wherethe male testicles become twisted which may lead to discomfort andeventually infertility.
Thenext essential step before using an ultrasound of the malereproductive organ entails identifying the source of pain or swellingin the testicles. These may be followed closely by detecting orevaluating varicoceles which refer to the varicose spermatic veins.Additionally, assessment of the causes of infertility should beconducted with the aim of locating the undescended testicle (Basu,2011). Nevertheless, the use of an ultrasound would serve asignificant role in the provision of immediate still and mobileimages which may be employed in the examination of the flow of bloodto and from the testicles. It may also help in the detection of signsof testicular dysgenesis that may be attributed to an impairedspermatogenesis as well as higher risks of malignancy (Basu, 2011).
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