renal fascia

A fibrous envelope of tissue that surrounds the kidney. Also called Gerota's fascia and Gerota's capsule.

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  • renal fascia — fascia renalis [TA] a thin membranous sheath that encloses the kidney, perirenal fat, and adrenal gland, formed by condensation of fibroareolar tissue. Some authorities distinguish between anterior renal fascia and posterior renal fascia, which… …   Medical dictionary

  • Renal fascia — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = fascia renalis GraySubject = 253 GrayPage = 1220 Caption = Transverse section, showing the relations of the capsule of the kidney. Caption2 = Sagittal section through posterior abdominal wall, showing the… …   Wikipedia

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  • Fascia — Infobox Anatomy Name = Fascia Latin = fascia GraySubject = 104 GrayPage = Caption = The rectus sheath and the thoracolumbar fascia provide strong fascial support between the bottom of the ribcage and the top of the pelvis. Caption2 = Fascia… …   Wikipedia

  • Renal capsule — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = capsula adiposa renis, capsula fibrosa renis GraySubject = 253 GrayPage = 1220 Caption = 1. Parenchyma 2. Cortex 3. Medulla 4. Perirenal fat 5. Renal capsule6. Ureter 7. Pelvis of kidney 8. Renal artery and …   Wikipedia

  • Renal cortex — For other uses, see Cortex (disambiguation). Renal cortex 1: Parenchyma 2: Cortex 3: Medulla 4: Perirenal fat 5: Capsule 6: Ureter …   Wikipedia

  • fascia renal — es una capa de tejido conjuntivo denso que separa la cápsula adiposa de la grasa pararenal. También recibe el nombre de fascia fibrosa renal de Geroto. imagen anatómica [véase http://www.iqb.es/diccio/f/fa.htm#fascia renal] Diccionario ilustrado… …   Diccionario médico

  • Fascia — A flat band of tissue below the skin that covers underlying tissues and separates different layers of tissue. Fascia encloses muscles. Inflammation of the fascia is referred to as fasciitis. Fascia is the Latin word for band or bandage. * * * A… …   Medical dictionary

  • renal system — ▪ anatomy Introduction  in humans (human body), organ system that includes the kidneys, where urine is produced, and the ureters, bladder, and urethra for the passage, storage, and voiding of urine.       In many respects the human excretory, or… …   Universalium

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