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NJBMS - Volume 3, Issue 1, July - September 2012

Pages: 5-9
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DEVELOPMENT OF HUMAN KIDNEY---- A STUDY OF EARLY FOETAL STAGES

Author: VINNAKOTA SUNITHA, BHATTAM NARASINGA RAO

Category: Anatomy

Abstract:

The present study has been under taken to review the prenatal development of kidney in human fetuses of Indian origin. With the advent of modern technology & equipments for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the field of medical science, it becomes imperative to have sound knowledge of basic human morphology & developmental anatomy. The present work is an attempt to analyse the growth pattern of kidney in human fetuses, which may prove useful in defining the foetal kidney diseases such as agenesis, hypolpasia, multicystic kidney, polycystic kidney etc., In this process, foetuses of 1st, 2nd & 3rd trimesters obtained from local hospitals have been subjected to protocol of dissection, processing & staining procedures already in existence.

Keywords: metanephric blastema, ureteric bud & glomeruli