renal capsule


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renal capsule

Etymology: L, ren, kidney, capsula, little box
the investing tissue around the kidney, divided into the fibrous renal capsule and the adipose renal capsule.

renal capsule

The fibrous membrane on the outer surface of a kidney, which is in turn enclosed by adipose tissue that cushions the kidney.
Synonym: capsule of the kidney
See also: capsule
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3] It is suggested that primary renal MFHs might originate from renal capsule cells or undifferentiated primitive cells.
There was no vascular invasion, no infiltration through the renal capsule, and no neoplastic epithelium on the surface of the kidney.
2] Leiomyomas originate from smooth muscle cells of renal capsule, pelvis, calices and blood vessels.
To avoid incision of an endophytic tumour, it has been our practice to incise the renal capsule at the estimated deep perimeter of the tumour (based on preoperative imaging or intra-operative ultrasound), thus, more normal parenchyma was likely excised in these cases compared to mesophytic or exophytic tumours.
The renal capsule is often adherent to the abdominal wall and the renal hilum is usually difficult to identify.
Prior to 2000, 4 different surgeons performed ECAN in an attempt to remove the entire graft, including the renal capsule along with most of the associated urothelium.
A capsulotomy was performed and the plane between the renal capsule and parenchyma developed by finger dissection until the hilum was identified.
With the parenchymal clamp, the renal hilum is not dissected out and the perirenal fat and renal capsule are dissected further than usual to facilitate placement of the clamp away from the edge of the tumour resection.
The perirenal fat was dissected off the renal capsule to facilitate the placement of our parenchymal clamp.