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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These include focal or diffuse gland enlargement, stranding of peripancreatic and/or mesenteric fat, thickening of the anterior renal fascia, and free peritoneal fluid.
This hematoma distended the renal fascia, crossed the midline and displaced other peritoneal and retroperitoneal structures.