The Kidney and Ureter

The kidneys are essential organs in the body. They filter the blood, removing toxins and other waste material; balance the fluid and electrolyte content of the body.

The entire blood supply of a human passes through the kidneys every 5 minutes. They sit high in the retro peritoneum (that is behind the abdominal organs) and are protected by the ribs.

The ureter is the tube that connects the kidney to the bladder. It contracts in a regular pattern to propel the urine to the bladder where it is stored until voiding occurs.

Disorders of the Kidney and Ureter include:

Kidney and Urinary Tract Stones

Kidney Cancers