RIGHT RENAL ARTERY

 

 

ORIGIN: Abdominal aorta.

 

COURSE/DISTRIBUTION: Arises from the right side of the aorta immediately below the origin of the superior mesenteric artery. It is longer than the left artery because the aorta is positioned slightly to the left of midline. It runs laterally towards the right kidney by passing behind the inferior vena cava, right renal vein, the second part of duodenum and the head of pancreas. Before it reaches the hilum of kidney, it divides into 4-5 branches which enter the right kidney to supply it.

 

BRANCHES:

  • Renal branches (terminal)
  • Inferior suprarenal artery.

  

 
Renal artery

 

 

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