Calyceal fornix | definition of calyceal fornix by Medical dictionary
the inner border of a renal calyx where it touches a papilla or papillae.
References in periodicals archive
Smith, "Perirenal extravasation with blunt trauma from rupture of a calyceal fornix
," Journal of Trauma, vol.
Peri-pelvic urine extravasation usually results from a rupture of the calyceal fornix
secondary to high intra-pelvic pressures.
The proposed mechanism is the rupture of the calyceal fornix
as a result of increased pressure and the collection of urine in the perinephric space.