Name = PAGENAME
Latin = capsula adiposa renis, capsula fibrosa renis
GraySubject = 253
GrayPage = 1220
5. Renal capsule
7. Pelvis of kidney
Renal arteryand Renal vein
9. Renal hilum
Caption2 = Transverse section, showing the relations of the capsule of the kidney. (Labeled as "adipose capsule".)
DorlandsPre = c_07
DorlandsSuf = 12211754The renal capsule is a tough fibrous layer surrounding the
kidneyand 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 capsule
perinephric fat(or "perirenal fat")
paranephric fat(or "pararenal fat")
peritoneum(anteriorly), and transversalis fascia(posteriorly).
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]
* - "Mammal, kidney cortex (LM, Medium)"
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