renal fascia

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re·nal fas·ci·a

[TA]
the condensation of the fibroareolar tissue and fat surrounding the kidney to form a sheath for the organ.

renal fascia

a membranous condensation of extraperitoneal fascia that encloses the perirenal fat surrounding the kidney.

re·nal fas·ci·a

(rē'năl fash'ē-ă) [TA]
The condensation of the fibroareolar tissue and fat surrounding the kidney to form a sheath for the organ.
Synonym(s): Gerota capsule, Gerota fascia.

Gerota,

Dimitru, Romanian anatomist and surgeon, 1867-1939.
Gerota capsule - Synonym(s): Gerota fascia
Gerota fascia - the condensation of the fibroareolar tissue and fat surrounding the kidney to form a sheath for the organ. Synonym(s): Gerota capsule; renal fascia
Gerota method - injection of the lymphatics with a dye that is soluble in chloroform or ether but not in water.
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pT3: Tumor extends into major veins or perinephric tissues but not into the ipsilateral adrenal gland and not beyond Gerota fascia
pT3a: Tumor grossly extends into the renal vein or its segmental (muscle containing) branches, or tumor invades perirenal and/or renal sinus fat but not beyond Gerota fascia
pT4: Tumor invades beyond Gerota fascia (including contiguous extension into the ipsilateral adrenal gland)
The entire perirenal fatty tissue is removed to the level of Gerota fascia, a membranous structure that is similar to the consistency of the renal capsule that encases the kidney in perirenal fat.
The perirenal fat immediately overlying the resected portion of the kidney, but not to a level of Gerota fascia, is usually included.