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Friday 14 May 2004

Adj. ureteral ureter

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Definition : In human anatomy, the ureters are tubes made of smooth muscle fibers that propel urine from the kidneys to the urinary bladder. In the adult, the ureters are usually 25–30 cm (10–12 in) long and around 3–4 mm (0.12–0.16 in) in diameter.

Histologically, the ureter is lined by the urothelium, a type of transitional epithelium, and has an additional smooth muscle layer in the more distal one-third to assist with peristalsis.

Pathology (ureteral anomalies)

- ureteral malformations
- ureteral lesions
- ureteral lesional syndromes
- ureteral diseases
- ureteral tumors

See also

-  urinary system