Malpighian pyramid

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Malpighian pyramid

[mal′pig·ē·ən ′pir·ə·məd]
(anatomy)
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It consists of an indentation of the renal surface in between the renal pyramids, caused by an incomplete fusion of the renal lobules during early childhood (Figures 6, 7(a), and 7(b)) [5, 6].
Cortical thickness could not be assessed in 16 patients, as the renal pyramids could not be identified on USG (Table IV).
When he was 10 years old, a slightly increased echogenicity of renal pyramids was revealed in ultrasound examination (Fig.