Advertisement

Urinary System: Normal Gross and Microscopic Anatomy

  • Lucio Olivetti
  • Giovanni Marchetti

Abstract

The urogenital system can be divided into two functionally different units, the urinary system and the reproductive system, which are nonetheless closely related in terms not only of anatomy but also of embryology. In fact both develop from the same primitive cell mass, the intermediate mesoderm situated along the posterior wall of the abdominal cavity, and the excretory ducts of both systems initially have a common outlet, the cloaca. Despite their close relationship, it would appear opportune to treat them separately.

Keywords

Urinary System Afferent Arteriole Urogenital Sinus Excretory Duct Renal Sinus 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Sandler TW (2009) Langman’s medical embriology. 11th edn. Wolters Kluwer, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, BaltimoreGoogle Scholar
  2. Agur AMR, Dalley AF (2005) Atlas of anatomy. 11th edn. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, BaltimoreGoogle Scholar
  3. Martini F, Timmons MJ, Tallitsch RB (2008) Human Anatomy. 6th edn. Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company, San FranciscoGoogle Scholar
  4. Murphy WM, Grignon DJ, Perlman EJ (2004) Tumors of the kidney, bladder, and related urinary structures. American Registry of Pathology, Washington DCGoogle Scholar
  5. Sandler TW (2009) Langman’s medical embriology. 11th edn. Wolters Kluwer, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, BaltimoreGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lucio Olivetti
    • 1
  • Giovanni Marchetti
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic ImagingIstituti Ospitalieri di CremonaCremonaItaly
  2. 2.Department of PathologyIstituti Ospitalieri di CremonaCremonaItaly

Personalised recommendations