Perinephric Fat

Friday, December 11, 2009

The perinephric fat, or perirenal fat, is an accumulation of extraperitoneal fat that completely surrounds the kidney. Enclosing this fat is a membranous condensation of extraperitoneal fascia, the renal fascia.

The perinephric fat is an adipose structure between the renal fascia and renal capsule, and can be regarded as a part of the latter. A different structure, the pararenal fat, is the adipose tissue superficial to the renal fascia.

Perirenal Fat