ORIGIN: Abdominal aorta
COURSE/DISTRIBUTION: These are paired arteries on left and right arising from the abdominal aorta and supplying the suprarenal glands. They spring at the level of the origin of the superior mesenteric artery and pass laterally and slightly upwards to cross the crus of diaphragm in order to reach the suprarenal glands. The arteries anastomose with the suprarenal branches of phrenic and renal arteries. The right suprarenal artery passes behind the inferior vena cava while the left runs on the upper border of the pancreas.
BRANCHES: Branches to suprarenal gland.