Middle suprarenal arteries

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Artery: Middle suprarenal arteries
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Posterior abdominal wall, after removal of the peritoneum, showing kidneys, suprarenal capsules, and great vessels (middle suprarenal artery visible but not labeled)
Latin Arteria suprarenalis media
Gray's p.610
Supplies Adrenal gland
Source Abdominal aorta
Vein Suprarenal veins

The middle suprarenal arteries (middle capsular arteries; suprarenal arteries) are two small vessels which arise, one from either side of the abdominal aorta, opposite the superior mesenteric artery.

They pass laterally and slightly upward, over the crura of the diaphragm, to the suprarenal glands, where they anastomose with suprarenal branches of the inferior phrenic and renal arteries.

External links[edit]

  • Anatomy photo:40:11-0104 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Posterior Abdominal Wall: Branches of the Abdominal Aorta"

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.