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Urol Clin North Am. 1996 May;23(2):177-210.

Functional anatomy of the organs of micturition.

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Department of Pathology, State University of New York, Syracuse, USA.


The anatomy of the organs of micturition has been the subject of study for nearly 150 years. As a result of advances in techniques and methods of clinical and research investigation, studies over the past three decades have intensified and have been increasingly directed at the functional implications and significance of organ anatomy and structure. This has led to revision of many traditional ideas about micturition and the development of new viewpoints and modalities for study of its disorders. This article summarizes the evolution of our thinking and understanding of the functional anatomy of the bladder and urethra over the years, and suggests possible directions for continued clinical study and investigation.

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