Each column consists of lines of blood vessels and urinary tubes and a fibrous material.
A hypertrophied renal column (or renal pseudotumor) may be differentiated from an actual renal tumor with the help of a DMSA scan. The scan will show the area as one with normal activity if it is a pseudotumor or will show decreased uptake if it is a cystic or solid renal mass.
- Anatomy photo:40:06-0106 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Posterior Abdominal Wall: Internal Structure of a Kidney"
- 01055 at CHORUS
- Histology image: 15901loa – Histology Learning System at Boston University - "Urinary System: neonatal kidney"
- Image at mgh.harvard.edu