Kidney Dissection. Obtain a preserved sheep kidney. Observe the kidney. You should notice adipose tissue (remnants of the adipose capsule) clinging to the renal capsule. Dissected Kidney 1.Renal Capsule 2. Renal Cortex 3. Renal Medulla 4.Renal Pyramid 5.Renal Pelvis 6.Renal Column
Obtain a preserved sheep kidney.
You should also notice a "pinched-in" area where the renal blood vessels and ureter are attached to the kidney. This is the renal hilus.
Remove the renal capsule by carefully cutting through it and grabbing the cut capsule with forceps.
Generally, the tube with the most adipose around it is the ureter. Notice the histological differences (and similarities) between the renal arteries, renal veins, and ureter.