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Kidneys - Exam 3

Gross Anatomy - Kidneys, Exam 3

Kidneys located at T12-L3, higher on left
Hilum located at L1
Kidney A to P Renal vein, artery, pelvis
Medulla is formed by pyramids
Renal columns is where cortex extends between the renal columns
Papilla tip of ea. pyramid
Urine is released through papilla
Minor calix urine collects here
Minor calyses drain into major calix
Renal pelvis formed by 3 major calyses
Kidney surrounded by fat & fascia for protection
Kidney from surface outward renal capsule, perirenal fat, renal fascia, pararenal fat
Lesser splanchnic n. fibers synapse in aorticorenal ganglia & join renal plexus on renal a.
least splanchnic n. fibers go directly to renal a. & synapse with diffuse ganglion cells
additional kidney n. contribution from L1 & L2
Kidneys recieve no extrinsic parasympathetic innervation but modified eptithelial cells which produce acetylcholine
Created by: JYarger