Renal sinus - Definition
Renal sinus is the main cavity of the kidney. It is also known as Sinus of kidney. In French, it is referred to as Sinus renal and as Sinus renalis in Latin.
Renal sinus - Location
This urinary structure is located in the center of the kidney.
Renal sinus - Anatomy
The structure is surrounded by the renal marrow. It is comprised of the following:
Renal sinus - Disorders
This structure of the human urinary system can be affected by various diseases, which include:
Renal cell carcinoma
This malignant kidney disorder is often diagnosed by a CT (computed tomography) scan of the renal sinus.
These include aneurysms and cysts arising in the sinus as well as swelling of the cavity.
Renal sinus Lipomatosis
In this disease, nontumorous fatty tissue build up inside the sinus.
The cavity may also be affected by other less complicated conditions, like diabetes. Nephrologists, and sometimes urologists, are required for treating for such problems.
Renal sinus - Pictures
Go over these images to check out the appearance of this kidney cavity.
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