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Encyclopedia > Renal pelvis

The renal pelvis represents the dilated proximal part of the ureter. Each renal papilla is surrounded by a branch of the renal pelvis called a calyx.

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Upper Tract Tumors - urologychannel (370 words)
Upper tract tumors develop in tissue in the kidneys that collects urine (i.e., the renal pelvis) and the tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder (ureters).
Fewer than 10% of renal pelvis tumors are squamous cell carcinomas, which develop in flat surface cells that line the renal pelvis.
These types of renal pelvis tumors are associated with inflammation caused by chronic urinary tract infections and kidney stones.
Learn About Renal Pelvis & Ureter Cancer (2480 words)
Renal pelvis cancers are cancers that start in the middle of a kidney, where urine collects before going to the bladder.
Renal pelvis and ureter cancers are not common cancers.
Renal pelvis and ureter cancers are diagnosed by the patient’s symptoms, medical history, physical exam, blood tests, xrays, and special tests of the urinary organs.
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