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Kidney - histology slide

This histology image shows two glomeruli and adjacent tubules. Each glomerulus is surrounded by Bowman's capsule. The glomerular tuft consists of a network of endothelially lined capillaries with a thin basement membrane. Occasional small clusters of cells surrounded by eosinophilic material represent the mesangium which supports the capillaries. The tubules, mainly proximal convoluted, are lined by a single layer of cuboidal or low columnar epithelium.

Histology image descriptions and photography by Frank N. Miller, M.D.; histology image courtesy of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

 

 

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