The Response of the Bladder Smooth Muscle to Increased Bladder Neck Resistance

  • Edward J. Macarak
  • Stephen Zderic
  • Howard M. C. Snyder
  • Douglas Canning
  • Pamela S. Howard


The following series of studies are the result of a long association with the Division of Pediatric Urology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This division, since its inception, was headed by Dr. John W. Duckett. John’s innovative skills as a surgeon and his quest to improve the outcome of the children in his care led him to initiate a fellowship program to train the next generation of pediatric urologists. It has been a privilege to be a part of this program and to know and work with John Duckett. This chapter is respectfully dedicated to his memory and to his wonderful legacy to Pediatric Urology.


Collagen Fiber Outlet Obstruction Bladder Wall Muscle Bundle Neurogenic Bladder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward J. Macarak
    • 1
  • Stephen Zderic
    • 1
  • Howard M. C. Snyder
    • 1
  • Douglas Canning
    • 1
  • Pamela S. Howard
    • 1
  1. 1.The Division of Pediatric Urology Children’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaUniversity of PennsylvaniaUSA

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