Skip to main content

Unfortunately we don't fully support your browser. If you have the option to, please upgrade to a newer version or use Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or Safari 14 or newer. If you are unable to, and need support, please send us your feedback.

Publish with us
Interlobar Artery of Kidney (Right)
Cardiovascular System

Interlobar Artery of Kidney (Right)

Arteria interlobaris renis

Read more

Quick Facts

Origin: Segmental arteries of kidney.

Course: Extend outward from near the renal papillae within the renal columns.

Branches: The interlobar arteries bifurcate into arcuate arteries just as they reach the renal cortex, and these branches travel in opposite directions across the cortex.

Supplied Structures: Renal columns.

Complete Anatomy
The world's most advanced 3D anatomy platform
Try it for Free


The renal segmental arteries give rise to renal interlobar arteries.


Renal interlobar arteries pass from the renal pelvis side (deep) to the cortex side (superficial) along the renal columns on either side of a renal pyramid.


The interlobar arteries bifurcate just as they reach the renal cortex (juxtamedullary zone of the cortex) sending arcuate arteries in opposite directions that parallel the external surface of the kidney.

Supplied Structures

The interlobar arteries supply the renal columns, and will ultimately, through one or more generations of branches, provide the afferent glomerular input of the nephron.

Learn more about this topic from other Elsevier products


ScienceDirect image

Arteries are vessels transporting blood between heart, tissues, and other organs in order to supply them with nutrition and oxygen.

Explore on ScienceDirectopens in new tab/window

Complete Anatomy

The world's most advanced 3D anatomy platform

Complete Anatomy