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Renal Pelvis (Posterior Part; Right)
Urogenital System

Renal Pelvis (Posterior Part; Right)

Pelvis renalis

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Key Features/Anatomical Relations

The renal pelvis is within the renal hilum, consists of a transitional epithelium (urothelium), and smooth muscle.

Function

Urine from the major calices drains into the renal pelvis before continuing distally into the ureter via peristaltic waves of smooth muscle contraction.

List of Clinical Correlates

—Kidney stones

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