Pelvis of the kidney

(Anat.) the basinlike cavity into which the ureter expands as it joins the kidney.

See also: Pelvis

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ATHE pelvis of the kidney is a funnel shaped collection chamber.
The suburothelial connective tissue in the pelvis of the kidney was markedly hemorrhagic and extensively infiltrated by sheets of dyshesive cells with vesicular nuclei, inconspicuous nucleoli, and modest amounts of eosinophilic granular cytoplasm (Figures 1 and 2).
It is not easy to cure these, and they grow to form large "staghorn" calculi (stones) that get trapped in the pelvis of the kidney and cause a lot of problems.