Renal Pelvis


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Renal Pelvis

 

a funnel-shaped reservoir formed in the kidney by the fusion of the greater renal calices. Its function is to collect urine from the kidney. The renal pelvis extends into the ureter.

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Of a total of 41 injuries of the renal pelvis, parasitism by Dioctophyma renale was the most represented with 16 cases, followed by pyelonephritis (14), and hydronephrosis (11).
Endocrine cells in renal pelvis and ureter, an immunohistochemical analysis.
8,18 reported that, among children less than 2 years of age with HN, the volume of the renal pelvis is the primary determinant of the shape of the washout curve (T1/2), while expansion of the pelvic volume during diuresis changes its slope and may lead to a misdiagnosis of obstruction.
This is causing constriction of the renal pelvis and proximal ureters resulting in hydronephrosis.
Previous to the reconstructive phase of the operation, we chose to suspend the renal pelvis to the anterior abdominal wall (passing a monofilament wire trough the renal pelvis and the abdominal wall with a straight needle), improving visualization and stabilization and dismissing the need for an "extra hand" (Figure 4).
The pathogenesis involves a perpetual pressure atrophy of the renal parenchyma due to increased hydrostatic pressure from the obstructed ureter or urethra, to the renal pelvis, renal tubular system and Bowman's space; the ultimate result of which, is a progressive filtration failure manifested clinically as a decline in GFR due to compensation failure in the affected kidney.
Outcome and management of isolated moderate renal pelvis dilatation detected at postnatal screening.
Different classification systems have been proposed to assess its severity, usually based on the anteroposterior diameter of the renal pelvis measured by ultrasound, which is considered normal when it is below 7 mm (2,5).
Upon palpation the left kidney had a staghorn calculus protruding from the renal pelvis with a sharp edge.
HAD an ultrasound and was told I had an extra renal pelvis, which was normal.
Megaureter is defined as dilated ureter with or without dilatation of the renal pelvis and calyces.