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

Angiogram of right kidney

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Kidneys, suprarenal, glands and posterior abdominal vessels, nerves and muscles
Angiogram of right kidney
The renal artery has been injected with Thorotrast. The injection mass has penetrated into the smallest interlobular arteries (3). The smaller divisions of the vessels have been indicated in the drawing only in one area to avoid confusion. Major arterial branches drawn in heavy lines lie in the foreground in the view (anterior) while those indicated in thin lines lie posteriorly. The first branch of the renal artery is a polar artery which penetrates directly into the kidney cortex without passing through the hilar region of the kidney. The artery which accompanies the ureter (9) arises from one of the posterior branches of the renal artery.
1 . Superior extremity
2 . Arcuate artery
3 . Interlobular arteries
4 . Interlobar arteries
5 . Lateral margin
6 . Renal artery
7 . Anterior border of renal sinus
8 . Posterior border of renal sinus
9 . Uterine branch of renal artery