This image shows many collecting ducts deep in the medulla. The surrounding tissue consists of medullary blood vessels and thin segments of loops of Henle. (Because both are lined by simple squamous epithelium, vessels and loops can be difficult to distinguish, except when blood is present in the vessels.)
Click on a thumbnail at left for a higher-magnification view of this region.
Click on the thumbnail at right for comparison of tubules higher in the medulla.
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