Embryology and Congenital Abnormalities

  • R. B. Brown


An understanding of the evolution of the genitourinary system is essential if the system’s normal and abnormal anatomy is to be understood. Many of the congenital abnormalities in this chapter are further discussed elsewhere, especially in chapter XIV, Paediatric Urology.


Undescended Testis Urogenital Sinus Urethral Diverticulum Indirect Inguinal Hernia Pelvic Kidney 
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  1. Retief, P.J.: Fertility in undescended testes. South African Medical Journal 52: 610 (1978).Google Scholar
  2. Young, H.H.; Frontz, W.A. and Baldwin, J.C.: Congenital obstruction of the posterior urethra. Journal of Urology 3: 289 (1919).Google Scholar

Further Reading

  1. Arey, L.B.: Developmental Anatomy, 7th ed. ( Saunders, Philadelphia 1974 ).Google Scholar
  2. Segal, A.J.; Spataro, R.F. and Barbaric, Z.L.: Adult polycystic disease: Review of 100 cases. Journal of Urology 1 18: 711 (1978).Google Scholar
  3. Stephens, F.D.: Congenital Malformation of the Rectum, Anus and Genito-Urinary Tracts ( Livingstone, Edinburgh 1963 ).Google Scholar

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© ADIS Press 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. B. Brown
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Urology UnitAlfred HospitalMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Royal Australian NavyAustralia

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