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Middle suprarenal arteries

The middle suprarenal arteries (also known as middle capsular arteries, suprarenal arteries, Latin: sg. arteria suprarenalis media) are two small, lateral branches of the abdominal aorta that arise just above the renal arteries. The middle suprarenal arteries participate in supplying the adrenal (suprarenal) glands. They pass laterally and slightly upward, over the crura of the diaphragm. The arteries reach the adrenal glands, where they create anastomoses with suprarenal branches of the inferior phrenic arteries and renal arteries.