Anatomy of the Kidney & Ureter
Paired Organ: Yes.
Anatomy of the Kidney and Ureter
- Perirenal fat
- Pelvis of kidney
- Renal vessels
Convoluted tubules where filtration is performed.
Area of the kidney where filtration and concentration of wastes takes place, Henle's loops, pyramids of converging tubules.
Basic functional unit of kidney.
Calyx (plural calyces)
Collecting area for urine within kidney before it is passed through to renal pelvis.
Point at which the renal pelvis becomes the ureter.
Layer of fat surrounding kidney outside of capsule.
Layer of fat in the area of the renal hilum.
Regional Lymph Nodes
|Site||Regional Lymph Nodes|
|Kidney||Para-aortic, paracaval, renal hilar nodes|
|Renal pelvis, ureter||Renal hilar, abdominal para-aortic, paracaval, common iliac, internal iliac, external iliac|