Malpighian pyramid

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Malpighian pyramid

[mal′pig·ē·ən ′pir·ə·məd]
(anatomy)
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Cortical thickness was reduced in 84% patients and in 16% cases could not be assessed as the renal pyramids could not be identified on sonography.
These wedges are the renal pyramids formed by the long loops of Henle, medullary collecting tubules, and vasa recta.