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Arteries of Kidney (Left)
Cardiovascular System

Arteries of Kidney (Left)

Arteriae renum

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The arterial supply of the kidneys comes from paired right and left renal arteries that arise from the abdominal aorta. There are commonly one or two accessory renal arteries, a vestige of the embryonic ascent of the kidneys from the pelvis. Renal and accessory renal arteries enter the organ at the hilum of the kidney.

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Renal Artery

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The renal arteries are branches of the aorta, originating below the superior mesenteric artery.

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