Renal column

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Renal column
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Kidney
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Details
System Urinary system
Identifiers
Latin columnae renales
Dorlands
/Elsevier
c_48/12251193
TA A08.1.01.019
FMA 17633 74029, 17633
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.

A hypertrophied renal column (or renal pseudotumor) may be differentiated from an actual renal tumor with the help of a DMSA scan. The scan will show the area as one with normal activity if a pseudotumor and decreased uptake with a cystic or solid renal mass.


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