UT10 Ureteral submucosal tunnel length/height [ultrasound] Ureteral submucosal tunnel length/age [ultrasound]

  • Holger Pettersson
  • Hans Ringertz


The anatomy of the ureterovesical junction is of importance for the evaluation of the refluxing ureter in children. Using the filled bladder as an acoustic window both the extra- and intravesical part of the ureter can be assessed. The submucosal ureteral segment is the part that runs parallel to the bladder wall, between the transmural ureteral segment and the meatus (Figure UT10.1). It is abnormally short or absent in refluxing ureters.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Referenced article

  1. Marchal GJ, Baert AL, Eeckels R, Proesmans W: Sonographic evaluation of the normal ureteral submucosal tunnel in infancy and childhood. Pediatr Radiol 1983; 13: 125.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Holger Pettersson
    • 1
  • Hans Ringertz
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity HospitalLundSweden
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyKarolinska University HospitalStockholmSweden

Personalised recommendations