Bassett Collection of Stereoscopic Images of Human Anatomy

Kidneys, suprarenal glands and posterior abdominal vessels, nerves and muscles

Blood supply and nerves of left suprarenal gland, close-up view

Image #150-7

KEYWORDS: Adrenal gland, Kidney, Muscles and tendons, Peripheral nervous system, Vasculature.

Creative Commons

These images are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

Creative Commons License logo

Higher resolution images are available for a fee. Contact Drew Bourn, PhD, MLIS.

Kidneys, suprarenal glands and posterior abdominal vessels, nerves and muscles
Blood supply and nerves of left suprarenal gland, close-up view
The suprarenal gland has been cleaned of fascia to display vessels and nerves entering the substance of the gland. In addition to the usual arterial supply, the suprarenal is fed by arteries which pass through the fatty capsule of the kidney (24) and send branches into the suprarenal tissue along the renal surface of the gland.
1 . Inferior vena cava
2 . Esophageal hiatus
3 . Celiac branch of vagus nerve
4 . Right inferior phrenic artery
5 . Left gastric artery
6 . Right celiac ganglion
7 . Celiac trunk
8 . Left celiac ganglion
9 . Superior mesenteric artery
10 . Left renal vein
11 . Renal lymph node (enmeshed in renal plexus)
12 . Renal plexus (pointer on small ganglionic mass)
13 . Esophagus (cut off)
14 . Remnant of peritoneum and subperitoneal connective tissue
15 . Diaphragm
16 . Phrenic plexus
17 . Upper pointer: Superior suprarenal artery (one of numerous branches which enter the superior and medial borders of the gland) Lower pointer: Superior margin of suprarenal gland
18 . Upward extension of fatty capsule of kidney
19 . Upper pointer: Left inferior phrenic artery Lower pointer: Medial margin of suprarenal gland
20 . Anterior surface of suprarenal gland
21 . Left suprarenal vein (emerging from hilus)
22 . Inferior suprarenal artery (derived from vessel lying in fatty capsule of kidney)
23 . Middle suprarenal arteries
24 . Arteries and veins dissected free from fatty capsule
25 . Inferior suprarenal artery
26 . Fatty capsule of kidney
27 . Renal artery (anterior branch)
28 . Left kidney
CONTACT US