Renal pelvis

Renal pelvis

The renal pelvis is the funnel-like dilated proximal part of the ureter in the kidney.

It is the point of convergence of two or three major calyces. Each renal papilla is surrounded by a branch of the renal pelvis called a calyx.

The major function of the renal pelvis is to act as a funnel for urine flowing to the ureter.

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External links

  • - "Section of the kidney, anterior view."
  • - "Mammal, renal pelvis (Gross, Medium)"
  • - "Mammal, renal pelvis (LM, Medium)"

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