Flashcards in The Kidney Deck (11)
What is the name of the fibrous sheath enclosing the kidney an renal fat?
What is the reddish brown tissue called immediately below the renal sheath?
Describe the appearance of the renal pyramids.
Pale, conical shaped striations
Where in the kidney are the renal pyramids located?
In the medulla
What is the hilum?
Concave medial border of the kidney
What enters the kidney at the hilum?
Renal blood vessels
What is located at the apex of a renal pyramid?
What structures come together to form a major calyx?
Several minor calyces
What is the part of the kidney called that is formed by all the major calyces joined together?
What two tissue types lines the walls of the calyces and renal pelvis?