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Fat Body of Renal Sinus (Posterior Part; Left)
Urogenital System

Fat Body of Renal Sinus (Posterior Part; Left)

Corus adiposum sinus renalis

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Structure and/or Key Feature(s)

The hilum of the kidney is filled by the renal sinus, renal artery, and renal vein. The remainder of the space is filled with adipose tissue often referred to as the fat body of the renal sinus. The amount of fat in this region normally increases with age (Rha et al., 2004).

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List of Clinical Correlates

—Renal sinus lipomatosis

References

Rha, S. E., Byun, J. Y., Jung, S. E., Oh, S. N., Choi, Y.-J., Lee, A. and Lee, J. M. (2004) 'The Renal Sinus: Pathologic Spectrum and Multimodality Imaging Approach', RadioGraphics, 24(suppl_1), pp. S117-S131.

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Fat in the renal sinus forms an intensely hyperechoic region at the hilus, which may cast a faint acoustic shadow.

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