renal fascia

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 join laterally to form the lateroconal fascia. Called also Gerota capsule and Gerota, perinephric, or perirenal f.

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