Journal of Korean Society of Medical Ultrasound 1990;9(1): 42-45.
Ultrasonographic features of normal lower ureters)
Young Soon Kim
ABSTRACT
Although ultrasonographic evaluation of the normal ureters is difficult due to bowel gas, the lower segment of the normal ureters can be visualized using the urinary bladder as an acoustic window. Authors prospetively performed ultrasonography with the standard suprapubic technique and analyzed the ultrasonographic features of normal lower ureters in 79 cases(77%). Length of visualized sogment of the distal ureter ramged frp, 1.5cm to 7.2 cm and the visualized segment did not exceed 3.9mm in maximum diameter. Knowledge of sonographic features of the normal lower ureters can be helpful in the evaluation of pathologic or suspected pathologic conditions of the lower ureters.
Keywords: Ureter,anatomy
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