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The kidneys are surrounded by ____________________ layers of tissue . The renal fascia is a thin , outer layer of fibrous ____________________ tissue that surrounds each kidney ( and the attached adrenal gland ) and fastens it to surrounding structures .
The ____________________ capsule is a middle layer of adipose ( fat ) tissue that ____________________ the kidneys .
The renal capsule is an inner fibrous membrane that prevents the entrance of ____________________ .