Zuckerkandl's fascia

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Zuckerkandl's fascia or fascia retrorenalis is a fibrous sheath covering the posterior side of the kidney. It constitutes the posterior layer of the renal fascia and was first described by Emil Zuckerkandl in 1883.[1]


  1. ^ Chesbrough RM, Burkhard TK, Martinez AJ, Burks DD (1989). "Gerota versus Zuckerkandl: the renal fascia revisited". Radiology. 173 (3): 845–6. doi:10.1148/radiology.173.3.2682777. PMID 2682777.