Renal cortex 1: Parenchyma
4: Perirenal fat
7: Pelvis of kidney
8: Renal artery and Renal vein
Frontal section through the kidney Gray's subject #253 1221 MeSH Kidney+cortex
The renal cortex is the outer portion of the kidney between the renal capsule and the renal medulla. In the adult, it forms a continuous smooth outer zone with a number of projections (cortical columns) that extend down between the pyramids. It contains the renal corpuscles and the renal tubules except for parts of the loop of Henle which descend into the renal medulla. It also contains blood vessels and cortical collecting ducts.
CD10 immunohistochemical staining of normal kidney. CD10 stains the proximal convoluted tubules and glomeruli.
Contains afferent arterioles
Anatomy: urinary system (TA A08, TH H3.06, GA 11.1215) AbdomenLayersRenal tubuleFiltration Pelvis
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