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Renal column

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Renal column

Renal column
Latin columnae renales
System Urinary system
Anatomical terminology

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.

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  • Anatomy photo:40:06-0106 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Posterior Abdominal Wall: Internal Structure of a Kidney"
  • 01055 at CHORUS
  • Histology image: 15901loa – Histology Learning System at Boston University - "Urinary System: neonatal kidney"
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