Anatomical Variations in the Arterial Supply of the Suprarenal Gland

Sushma, RK and Dhoot, Mahesh and Harode, Hemant Ashish and D’Souza, Antony Sylvan and Mamatha, H (2014) Anatomical Variations in the Arterial Supply of the Suprarenal Gland. International Journal of Health Sciences and Research, 4 (5). pp. 31-36. ISSN 2249-9571

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Introduction: Suprarenal gland is normally supplied by superior, middle and inferior suprarenal arteries which are the branches of inferior phrenic, abdominal aorta and renal artery respectively. However the arterial supply of the suprarenal gland may show variations. Therefore a study was conducted to find the variations in the arterial supply of Suprarenal Gland. Materials and methods: 20 Formalin fixed cadavers, were dissected bilaterally in the department of Anatomy, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal to study the arterial supply of the suprarenal gland, which were photographed and different variations were noted. Results: Out of 20 cadavers variations were observed in five cases in the arterial pattern of supra renal gland. We found that in one cadaver superior supra renal artery on the left side was arising directly from the coeliac trunk. Another variation was observed on the right side ina cadaver that inferior and middle suprarenal arteries were arising from accessory renal artery and on the right side it gave another small branch to the gland. Conclusion: Variations in the arterial pattern of suprarenal gland are significant for radiological and surgical interventions

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Suprarenal gland; Suprarenal artery; Renal artery; Abdominal aorta; Inferior phrenic artery
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2014 10:36
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2014 10:36

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