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Laboratory 40. Posterior Abdominal Wall
Step 4. Blood Supply to the Suprarenal Glands

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Study the arteries and veins of the suprarenal glands. There are three sets of arteries which supply each suprarenal gland:


In contrast, there is only one suprarenal vein associated with each gland. Identify the venous drainage of each suprarenal gland. The right suprarenal vein empties directly into the inferior vena cava. The left suprarenal vein drains into the left renal vein.

Links and References:
Grant's: 2.85, 2.108
Netter (1ed.): 315, 328 (2ed.): 311, 324
Rohen/Yokochi: 304, 311