Arcuate arteries of the kidney

Arcuate arteries of the kidney

Scheme of renal tubule and its vascular supply
(arterial arch labeled at center left)
Source Interlobar artery
Branches Vasa recta and interlobular arteries
Vein Arcuate vein
Latin Arteriae arcuatae renis
TA A08.1.03.003
FMA 71638

Anatomical terminology

The arcuate arteries of the kidney are vessels of the renal circulation. They are located at the border of the renal cortex and renal medulla.

They are named after the fact that they are shaped in arcs due to the nature of the shape of the renal medulla.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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