Urinary System


Where are the kidneys located?

The kidneys are located on either side of the spinal column in the lumbar region, just underneath the ribcage. Their exact anatomic position is retroperitoneal (between) the dorsal body wall and the parietal peritoneum.

The kidney and urinary tract. (From Smeltzer, S. C., and Bare, B. G. Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing. 9th Ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2000.)

This is a web preview of the "The Handy Anatomy Answer Book" app. Many features only work on your mobile device. If you like what you see, we hope you will consider buying. Get the App