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Middle suprarenal arteries

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.

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)
Details
SourceAbdominal aorta
VeinSuprarenal veins
SuppliesAdrenal gland
Identifiers
LatinArteria suprarenalis media
TAA12.2.12.074
FMA14754
Anatomical terminology

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.

ReferencesEdit

This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 610 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

External linksEdit

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