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Encyclopedia > Renal cortex

The renal cortex is the outer portion of the kidney between the renal capsule and the renal medulla. It forms a continuous smooth outer zone in the adult which extends down between the pyramids. It contains the renal corpuscles and the renal tubules except for parts of the loop of Henle which descend into the renal medulla. It also contains blood vessels and cortical collecting ducts.


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Renal Diseases in Cats - WSAVA 2002 (1384 words)
Renal lymphoma is an infiltration of one or both kidneys of the cat by tumoral lymphocytes, particularly alimentary lymphomas.
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The knowledge of the incidence of renal diseases of the cat and the use of a clinical, biological and histological methodology allow the clinician to make the diagnosis without cutting corners and as far as it is possible, to avoid performing a needle biopsy.
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