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Renal Columns (Anterior Part; Left)
Urogenital System

Renal Columns (Anterior Part; Left)

Columnae renales

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Key Features/Anatomical Relations

The renal columns are extensions of the renal cortex that separate adjacent renal pyramids.


The renal columns provide passage for blood vessels to extend throughout the renal cortex as they continue towards the renal pyramids. The columns also contain fibrous connective tissue contributing to the stroma of the renal cortex.

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Cortical Column

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The cortical column is an input–output processing device consisting of a few square millimeters of cortex which receives and transmits signals from other cortical or subcortical areas.

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