What is the Perinephric space?
The perinephric space is a cone-shaped retroperitoneal compartment containing the kidney, adrenal gland, perinephric fat, fibrous bridging septa, and a rich network of perirenal vessel and lymphatics. Perinephric space pathology may originate from within or outside the confines of the perirenal fascia.
Is Perinephric the same as Perirenal?
There are two fat tissue layers covering the kidneys. The more superficial layer is called the perinephric (perirenal) fat lies between the renal fascia and the renal capsule and the deeper fat tissue layer which is also referred as the paranephric fat lies superior to the renal fascia.
Where is the renal space?
The space is surrounded by the perirenal fascia and is in continuity with the opposite perirenal space across the midline. It abuts the bare area of the liver on the right and the subphrenic space on the left; there is mediastinal communication via the various diaphragmatic hiatus.
What is perirenal hematoma?
Spontaneous perirenal hematoma is a rare condition. The clinical features are acute flank or abdominal pain, haematuria, hypotension and shock. Bleeding is most commonly caused by renal tumours, especially angiomyolipomas. Other known causes are long-term haemodialysis, arteriosclerosis or arteritis.
What is Perinephric abnormality?
A perinephric abscess is usually a complication of urologic infection which results from fat necrosis. Before the era of antibiotics, perinephric abscesses were due to prolonged bacteremia. More than 3/4 of perinephric abscesses are now due to complications of urinary tract infections.
What is perirenal fat and what is its function?
Each kidney is held in place by connective tissue, called renal fascia, and is surrounded by a thick layer of adipose tissue, called perirenal fat, which helps to protect it. A tough, fibrous, connective tissue renal capsule closely envelopes each kidney and provides support for the soft tissue that is inside.
What is the importance of the perirenal fat capsule that surrounds the kidney?
What is the importance of the perirenal fat capsule that surrounds the kidney? Perinephric fat, also known as perirenal fat or the adipose capsule of the kidney, is a layer of fatty material that surrounds the kidneys. It plays an important role because it helps to cushion and protect the kidneys.
How long does it take for a kidney hematoma to heal?
If the injury was minor, it can take up to two weeks for a bruised kidney to heal on its own. Even with mild symptoms, kidney injuries can progress into serious complications and may cause internal bleeding. If you were in an accident that injured your back or abdomen, call your doctor to discuss your kidney health.