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Renal medulla

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Vasa recta appear as tightly-packed bundles of vessels, difficult to resolve in this preparation.

Click on the thumbnail at left for the context of this image, or on the thumbnail at right for a more dramatic preparation of vasa recta.

 

  Examples of thin and thick segments of loops of Henle are also indicated.  For additional images of medullary tubules, click on one of the thumbnails below.

Medullary tubules.

 

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SIUC / School of Medicine / Anatomy / David King

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Last updated:  29 August 2003 / dgk