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A. The left kidney lies a bit lower than the right one
B. The peri-renal fat lies external to the renal fascia
C. The renal fascia does not surround the suprarenal gland
D. The left renal vein runs anterior to both the aorta and the left renal artery
E. The right renal artery is shorter than the left one

This question is part of Anatomy Abdomen BRS - PART 2
Asked by BLACKMD, Last updated: May 25, 2018

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BLACKMD

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Answered on Feb 21, 2018

The left renal vein runs anterior to both the aorta and the left renal artery

The left renal vein runs anterior to both the aorta and the left renal artery. The renal fascia lies external to the perirenal fat and internal to the pararenal fat, and it also surrounds the suprarenal gland. The right renal artery runs behind the inferior vena cava and is longer than the left renal artery. Because of the large size of the right lobe of the liver, the right kidney lies a little lower than the left.
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