The renal column
(or Bertin column
, or column of Bertin
) is a medullary extension of the renal cortex
in between the renal pyramids
. It allows the cortex to be better anchored.
Each column consists of lines of blood vessels and urinary tubes and a fibrous material.
- - "Posterior Abdominal Wall: Internal Structure of a Kidney"
- - "Urinary System: neonatal kidney"
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