Metanephric blastema

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Maxime St-Amant et al.

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

Related pathology

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

Anatomy: Abdominopelvic
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Article information

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

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  • Figure 1: developmental renal anatomy
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