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Encyclopedia > Renal sinus

The renal sinus is a cavity within the kidney which is occupied by the renal pelvis, renal calices, blood vessels, nerves and fat.

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The Renal Sinus: Pathologic Spectrum and Multimodality Imaging Approach -- Rha et al. 24 (Supplement 1): S117 -- ... (6569 words)
Renal hemangioma is seldom diagnosed preoperatively but should be included in the differential diagnosis when CT demonstrates poor enhancement of a renal mass located at the pelvicaliceal junction or in the inner medulla.
The adjacent renal parenchyma is compressed by the tumor.
Angiomyolipoma of the renal sinus: diagnosis by percutaneous biopsy.
Kidney (1736 words)
On this medial aspect of each kidney is an opening, called the hilum, which admits the renal artery, the renal vein, nerves, and the ureter.
The outermost portion of the kidney is called the renal cortex, which sits directly beneath the kidney's loose connective tissue capsule.
Due to the polar alignment of cells in the renal epithelia NHE3 and the H-ATPase are exposed to the lumen (which is essentially outside the body), on the apical side of the cells, and are responsible for excreting hydrogen ions (or protons).
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