© 1981

The Ureter

  • Harry Bergman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Emil A. Tanagho
    Pages 1-12
  3. Joseph Thomas Velardo
    Pages 13-54
  4. Joseph E. Davis, Johanna P. Hagedoorn, Louis L. Bergmann
    Pages 55-70
  5. Saul Boyarsky, Peregrina Labay
    Pages 71-104
  6. Alfred Schwarz
    Pages 105-136
  7. Robert M. Weiss
    Pages 137-162
  8. Frank Hinman Jr.
    Pages 179-185
  9. Lester Persky, James Krause
    Pages 187-192
  10. Marco Caine
    Pages 193-223
  11. John K. Ormond
    Pages 225-245
  12. Drogo K. Montague, Ralph A. Straffon
    Pages 247-269
  13. Harry Bergman, Robert S. Hotchkiss
    Pages 271-299
  14. Richard M. Friedenberg, Walter E. Bottizer
    Pages 305-388
  15. Guy W. Leadbetter Jr.
    Pages 389-391
  16. Irving M. Bush, Paul R. Fieldstone, Patrick Guinan
    Pages 397-415
  17. Luther W. Brady, Dennis M. Manning
    Pages 417-420

About this book


This volume, focusing on the ureter and the diseases which involve it, is an updated second edition. Many journals and textbooks deal with the physiology, pathology, diagnosis, and therapy of derangements of the urinary tract. In most instances, however, the discussion properly centers on the disease process itself and its primary aspects, with only a tan­ gential description of effects on the ureter. The editor is therefore correct that the ureter itself should be considered a major organ. Though it has been regarded in the recent past as a simple muscular tube, reacting to stretching or filling by contraction, this simplistic view of ureteral phys­ iology is changing fast. With expanded knowledge of ureteral physiology, a pharmacology is developing which is becoming useful to the clinician in many ways. One of the most interesting aspects of the ureter is its role in inducing the permanent kidney, the metanephros. Relatively slight displacements in the origin of the ureteral bud result in ectopic ureteral orifices and a wide range of congenital anomalies. An ureteral bud which arises medial to the normal position at the genu of the mesonephric duct results in a lateral, and usually incompetent, ureterovesical junction after the duct is taken up to form a portion ofthe trigone. This appears certainly to be the developmental mechanism which results in primary reflux.


Harnröhrenerkrankung Ureter anatomy carcinoma histology kidney pediatrics pharmacology radiation therapy surgery transplantation

Editors and affiliations

  • Harry Bergman
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.New York Medical CollegeValhallaUSA
  2. 2.Department of UrologyUniversity of Miami Medical SchoolMiamiUSA
  3. 3.HollywoodUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Ureter
  • Editors H. Bergman
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-90561-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-5909-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-5907-7
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages , 780
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Originally published by Harper & Row
  • Topics Urology
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