renal pelvis

The funnel-like dilated proximal part of the ureter in the kidney.

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  • Renal pelvis — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = p. renalis GraySubject = 253 GrayPage = 1221 Caption = Frontal section through kidney. Caption2 = 1. Renal pyramid 2. Efferent artery 3. Renal artery 4. Renal vein 5. Renal hilum 6. Renal pelvis 7. Ureter 8 …   Wikipedia

  • Renal pelvis — The area at the center of the kidney. Urine collects here and is funneled into the ureter. * * * renal pelvis n a funnel shaped structure in each kidney that is formed at one end by the expanded upper portion of the ureter lying in the renal… …   Medical dictionary

  • renal pelvis — ▪ anatomy       enlarged upper end of the ureter, the tube through which urine flows from the kidney to the urinary bladder. The pelvis, which is shaped somewhat like a funnel that is curved to one side, is almost completely enclosed in the deep… …   Universalium

  • renal pelvis — noun see pelvis (sense 2) …   English new terms dictionary

  • renal pelvis — noun a structure shaped like a funnel in the outlet of the kidney into which urine is discharged before passing into the ureter • Syn: ↑pelvis • Hypernyms: ↑cavity, ↑bodily cavity, ↑cavum • Part Holonyms: ↑kidney …   Useful english dictionary

  • renal pelvis — The area at the center of the kidney. Urine collects here and is funneled into the ureter, the tube that connects the kidney to the bladder …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage 0 transitional cell carcinoma in situ of the renal pelvis and ureter — Abnormal cells are found in tissue lining the inside of the renal pelvis or ureter. These abnormal cells may become cancer and spread into nearby normal tissue. Stage 0 is divided into stages 0a (papillary carcinoma) and 0is (carcinoma in situ),… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • ampullary type of renal pelvis — a type of renal pelvis in which the calices open into a saclike central chamber …   Medical dictionary

  • branching type of renal pelvis — a type of renal pelvis without a central chamber, but simply formed by the merger of several calices at the opening into the ureter …   Medical dictionary

  • stage I transitional cell cancer of the renal pelvis and ureter — Cancer has spread through the lining of the renal pelvis and/or ureter, into the layer of connective tissue …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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