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Superior Suprarenal Arteries
Cardiovascular System

Superior Suprarenal Arteries

Arteriae suprarenales superiores

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Quick Facts

Origin: Inferior phrenic artery.

Course: Inferiorly and or laterally towards the suprarenal gland.

Branches: Several small unnamed branches.

Supplied Structures: Suprarenal gland.

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Approximately four to five superior suprarenal arteries originate from the inferior phrenic artery.


As each inferior phrenic artery courses upward towards the diaphragm, the superior suprarenal arteries emerge.

They travel directly towards the suprarenal gland, either in a lateral and or inferior direction according to their position in relation to the gland.


Several small branches arise from each of the superior suprarenal arteries and anastomose with other suprarenal arteries prior to passing through the capsule of the suprarenal gland.

Supplied Structures

The superior suprarenal arteries supply the suprarenal gland.

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