Renal arteries NCLEX Mnemonics

To remember the branches of the renal arteries, cross your hands in front of you, at the wrist, as shown in the picture. The thumb represents the single posterior segment branch of the renal artery and the four fingers represent the four main anterior segmental arteries.4

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Thumb:         Posterior segment branch

2nd Finger:  Apical segment branch

3rd Finger:  Upper segment branch

4th Finger:  Middle segment branch

5th Finger:  Lower segment branch

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