Renal capsule

Infobox Anatomy
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Latin = capsula adiposa renis, capsula fibrosa renis
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1. Parenchyma
2. Cortex
3. Medulla
4. Perirenal fat
5.
Renal capsule
6. Ureter
7. Pelvis of kidney
8. Renal artery and Renal vein
9. Renal hilum
10. Calyx



Caption2 = Transverse section, showing the relations of the capsule of the kidney. (Labeled as "adipose capsule".)
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The renal capsule is a tough fibrous layer surrounding the kidney and covered in a thick layer of "perinephric" adipose tissue. It provides some protection from trauma and damage.

The renal capsule relates to the other layers in the following order (moving from innermost to outermost):
# renal medulla
# renal cortex
# renal capsule
# perinephric fat (or "perirenal fat")
# renal fascia
# paranephric fat (or "pararenal fat")
# peritoneum (anteriorly), and transversalis fascia (posteriorly).

Adipose capsule

The periephric fat may be regarded as a part of the renal capsule, called the adipose capsule of kidney. [ [http://anatomy.med.umich.edu/abdomen/kidney.html#procedure2 University of Michigan] - Lab Manual - Kidneys & Retroperitoneum]


=Additional

ee also

* Renal medulla
* Renal pyramid
* Renal artery
* Renal vein

References

External links

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* - "Mammal, kidney cortex (LM, Medium)"
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