Renal sinus

The renal sinus is a cavity within the kidney which is occupied by the renal pelvis, renal calyces, blood vessels, nerves and fat. The renal hilum extends into a large cavity within the kidney occupied by the renal vessels, minor renal calyces, major renal calyces, renal pelvis and some adipose tissue.[1]

Renal sinus
SystemUrinary system
LatinSinus renalis
Anatomical terminology

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  1. Rha, Sung Eun; Byun, Jae Young; Jung, Seung Eun; Oh, Soon Nam; Choi, Yeong-Jin; Lee, Ahwon; Lee, Jae Mun (2004-10-01). "The Renal Sinus: Pathologic Spectrum and Multimodality Imaging Approach". RadioGraphics. 24 (suppl_1): S117–S131. doi:10.1148/rg.24si045503. ISSN 0271-5333.

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