papillary ducts

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pap·il·lar·y ducts

the largest straight excretory ducts in the kidney medulla and the papillae of which openings form the area cribrosa that open into a minor calyx; they are a continuation of the collecting tubules.
Synonym(s): Bellini ducts

pap·il·lar·y ducts

(pap'i-lar-ē dŭkts) [TA]
The largest straight excretory ducts in the kidney medulla and papillae, with openings that form the area cribrosa; they are a continuation of the collecting tubules.
Synonym(s): Bellini ducts.

Bellini,

Lorenzo, Italian physician and anatomist, 1643-1704.
Bellini ducts - the largest straight excretory ducts in the kidney medulla and papillae whose openings form the area cribrosa. Synonym(s): papillary ducts
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Bellini tubules
References in periodicals archive ?
Collecting Duct Carcinoma (CDC) is a rare form of RCC that arises from the epithelium of Bellini ducts, located in the distal collecting duct of the renal medulla.
Igarashi, "Collecting duct (Bellini duct) renal cell carcinoma: a nationwide survey in Japan," The Journal of Urology, vol.
Rekha, "Bellini duct carcinoma: a rare entity," Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, vol.
However, all patients had crystal deposits that plugged the Bellini ducts and inner medullary collecting ducts.
The patterns of inner medullary collecting duct dilation and loss of medullary structures is most compatible with obstruction, either from Bellini duct lumen plugs or urinary tract obstruction from stones.