Metanephric blastema

Metanephric blastema  (or metanephrogenic blastema) is one of the two embryological structure that give rise to the kidney, the other one being the ureteric bud.

Related pathology

Persistent metanephric blastema after 36 weeks of gestational age are called nephrogenic rests. They are associated with nephroblastomatosis, and are a precursor lesion to Wilms tumours

Abdominal and pelvic anatomy
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Article information

rID: 34800
System: Urogenital
Section: Anatomy
Tags: cases, stub
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Metanephric mesenchyme
  • Metanephric mesoderm
  • Metanephric blastemas

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