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The collecting duct system of the kidney consists of: Human kidneys viewed from behind with spine removed The kidneys are bean-shaped excretory organs in vertebrates. ...

  1. The connecting tubule
  2. The cortical collecting duct
  3. The medullary collecting duct

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the apical membrane of the everted collecting tubule of aquatic-phase
The collecting duct system of the amphibian mesonephric kidney
membrane of the collecting tubule of larval Ambystoma tigrinum.
eMedicine - Duplicated Collecting System : Article Excerpt by: Ali Nawaz Khan, MBBS, LRCP, FRCS, FRCP, FRCR (612 words)
Duplicated collecting systems can be unilateral or bilateral and occur in 15% of the population.
The ureteral bud associated with the future lower pole separates first from the Wolffian duct and the orifice progresses superiorly and laterally as a result of growth of the urogenital sinus.
Mortality/Morbidity: Most cases of duplicated collecting system are detected incidentally; however, the incidence of ureteropelvic obstruction is increased with duplex kidney, hydronephrosis, and pyelonephritis in patients with complete ureteral duplication.
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