What is renal artery?

  • (noun): An artery originating from the abdominal aorta and supplying the kidneys and adrenal glands and ureters.
    Synonyms: arteria renalis

Renal Artery

The renal arteries normally arise off the side of the abdominal aorta, immediately below the superior mesenteric artery, and supply the kidneys with blood. Each is directed across the crus of the diaphragm, so as to form nearly a right angle with the aorta.

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List Of ICD-9 Codes 740–759: Congenital Anomalies
... Other Dextrocardia Levocardia Cor triatriatum Crisscross heart Brugada syndrome Coronary artery anomaly Anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery Ventricular inversion M HRT anat/p ...
Renal Artery - Additional Images
... 3D-rendered computed tomography, showing one renal artery (in whitish color) for each kidney, partially covered by the renal veins Frontal section through the kidney Abdominal portion of the sympathetic trunk, with the celiac and hypogastric plexuses The posterior surfaces of the kidneys, showing areas of relation to the parietes Front of abdomen, showing surface markings for arteries and inguinal canal Kidney Renal artery Renal artery Renal artery Renal artery Renal artery. ...
Treatment - Atherosclerotic Renal Artery Stenosis
... When high-grade renal artery stenosis is documented and blood pressure cannot be controlled with medication, or if renal function deteriorates, invasive. 7 randomized, controlled trials have not shown any clinical benefit to improve blood pressure or renal function ... patients who would not "clearly" benefit from renal revascularization ...
Renal Circulation - Circulation
... INTERLOBAR ARTERY VEIN (not to be confused with interlobular) are between 2 renal lobes, also known as the renal column (cortex region between two pyramids) ... Arteries (down) Veins (up) Abdominal aorta Vena cava Renal artery (Note 1) Renal vein Segmental arteries (Note 2) - Lobar arteries - Interlobar artery Interlobar vein ... Note 2 Each renal artery partitions into an anterior and posterior branch ...