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

Posterior fascial relations of right kidney

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Kidneys, suprarenal glands and posterior abdominal vessels, nerves and muscles
Posterior fascial relations of right kidney
The kidney has been turned medially to demonstrate the posterior part of the adipose capsule. The fibrous tissue of the adipose capsule fuses with structures in the renal hilum. The posterior lamina of the renal fascia and the transversalis fascia have been exposed in the lower part of the dissected area.
1 . Diaphragm
2 . Fatty capsule (cut off inferiorly)
3 . Transversalis fascia
4 . Posterior lamina of renal fascia
5 . Fascial extension from fatty capsule
6 . Ureter
7 . Psoas major muscle
8 . Suprarenal gland
9 . Celiac trunk
10 . Posterior surface of kidney
11 . Left renal vein
12 . Upper pointer: Hilus of kidney Lower pointer: Renal pelvis
13 . Abdominal aorta