Renal plexus

Last revised by Craig Hacking on 19 Oct 2022

The renal plexus (plural: plexuses) is an autonomic nerve plexus and ganglia located in the upper abdomen and is a lateral perivascular extension of the aorticorenal plexus.


  • location: bilateral plexuses and ganglia lie on the renal arteries lateral to the aorticorenal plexuses

  • origin:

  • branches and supply: gives origin to a complex network of small branches which follow the renal artery branches into the kidney

  • relations: those of the proximal renal arteries

ADVERTISEMENT: Supporters see fewer/no ads

Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: abdominal sympathetic nerves (Gray's illustrations)
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Updating… Please wait.

     Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

     Thank you for updating your details.