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Frontal section through kidney.
The major function of the renal pelvis is to act as a funnel for urine flowing to the ureter.
The renal pelvis is the location of several kinds of kidney cancer.
- Anatomy figure: 40:03-07 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Section of the kidney, anterior view."
- SUNY Anatomy Image 8962
- Anatomy photo: Urinary/mammal/pelvis0/pelvis1 - Comparative Organology at University of California, Davis - "Mammal, renal pelvis (Gross, Medium)"
- Anatomy photo: Urinary/mammal/pelvis1/pelvis1 - Comparative Organology at University of California, Davis - "Mammal, renal pelvis (LM, Medium)"
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