Ureteric bud

Last revised by Dr Ayla Al Kabbani on 07 Mar 2019

The ureteric bud (also known as the metanephrogenic diverticulum) is a protrusion of the mesonephric duct that appears during the embryological development of urogenital organs. It will eventually form the urinary collecting system (i.e. collecting tubes, calyces, renal pelvis, ureter) of the kidney. This occurs after the ureteric bud connects with the metanephric blastema.

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: Developmental anatomy - renal
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