Renal Quiz

From Embryology

Here are a few simple questions that relate to renal development.

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1 The sequential development of the renal structures within intermediate mesoderm can best be described as:

  pronephros, mesonephros, metanephros
  pronephros, metanephros, mesonephros
  mesonephric duct, metanephros, mesonephros
  mesonephric duct, paramesonephric duct, metanephros
  ureteric bud, ureter, urinary bladder

2 The lower end of the mesonephric duct branches to form the:

  ureteric bud
  uterus bud
  urethral bud
  gonadal bud
  none of the above

3 The allantois, cloaca, urinary bladder, hindgut and yolk sac are all lined with endoderm


4 The relative movement of organs with the peritoneal cavity can best be described as:

  descent of the adrenal glands and gonads
  ascent of the adrenal glands and genital tubercle
  ascent of the kidneys and descent of the gonads
  descent of the kidneys and adrenal glands
  none of the above

5 Which of the following statements about the cloaca is/are correct:

  The cloaca is an early embryonic structure lined by endoderm.
  The cloaca extends into the connecting stalk.
  The cloaca is divided in development by the urogenital septum.
  The mesonephric ducts fuse to the anterior wall of the cloaca.
  The cloacal membrane degenerates at the same time as the buccopharyngeal membrane.


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