Ureteric bud

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.

See also

Anatomy: Abdominopelvic

Anatomy: Abdominopelvic

Article information

rID: 34801
System: Urogenital
Section: Anatomy
Tag: refs, stub, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Metanephrogenic diverticulum

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: Developmental anatomy - renal
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