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Ureter Anatomy

Anatomy Of Ureter

  • These are a pair of tubes through which the urine formed in the kidney is conveyed through the urinary bladder.
  • The upper part of ureter is dilated called as renal pelvis.
  • It comes out of the hilum of the kidney, narrow and forms the ureter.
  • The ureters pas downwards on both sides of the vertebral column.
  • The end of the pelvic cavity and open into the supero-lateral angles of urinary bladder.
  • The cores of ureter is divided into 2 parts : Abdominal and Pelvic part.
  • The pelvic part is again divided into 3 parts :
  • The ureter shows 3 normal constrictions. - At the pelvic – ureteric Junction.
    - While it is entering the pelvic cavity.
    - While it is passing through the wall of urinary bladder.
  • Arterial supply : Ureteric artery.

Applied Anatomy :

     The renal stones if they are large can get blocked the ureter at any of its 3 normal constrictions. It will cause severe pain called as renal colic. The patient will not be able to pass urine.

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