hilum of kidney

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hi·lum of kid·ney

the depression on the medial border of the kidney through which pass the segmental renal vessels and renal nerves and where the apex of the renal pelvis occurs.
Synonym(s): hilum renale [TA], porta renis
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Probe was placed in right lumbar region and doppler gate was set in main branches of renal artery near the hilum of kidney. Measurements were made at three sites in the kidney i.e.
At its origin it gave a slender branch which entered the hilum of kidney. The lower artery at the lower pole was closely related to the ureter as it passed downwards from the pelvis.