Avascular plane of Brodel

The avascular plane of Brodel is the section of renal parenchyma in the posterior kidney that is relatively avascular. The reason for its relative avascularity is that it represents the plane where the renal artery branches meet.

It is located just posterior to the lateral convex border of the kidney and permits a relatively safe access route to the pelvicalyceal system for nephrostomy insertion.

Abdominal and pelvic anatomy
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rID: 17860
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Brodel bloodless line of incision

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