Renal Capsule

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The renal capsule is a tough fibrous layer of connective tissue which wraps up each kidney and it is covered in a thick layer of perinephric adipose tissue. The renal capsule provides some protection from trauma and damage. The perinephric fat may be regarded as a part of the renal capsule, called the adipose capsule of kidney.

Renal Capsule