Table of ContentsDefinition / general
Cite this page: Williamson, S. Ureters - Normal. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/uretersureternormal.html. Accessed October 17th, 2017.
Definition / general
- 30 cm long, 5 mm in diameter
- Areas of ureteral narrowing are at ureteropelvic junction, crossing of external / common iliac artery and where ureters enter bladder; these are common sites of obstruction and stone impaction
- Ureters enter bladder in oblique manner
- Bladder muscle contraction mechanically closes off ureteral orifice
- Defects cause reflux