Oblique retro-aortic left renal vein and its clinical importance

Bhagavath, Prashantha and Nayak, Satheesha B and Kumar, Pradeep G (2015) Oblique retro-aortic left renal vein and its clinical importance. Kathmandu University Medical Journal (KUMJ), 13 (52). pp. 369-371. ISSN 1812-2027

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Abstract

Kidneys are the organs that remove the waste products of the metabolic activities. A smooth blood flow to the kidneys is essential to maintain their function. Abnormalities of the renal vasculature may result not only in impairing the renal function but can lead to conditions like varicocele. During an autopsy of an adult male, we observed renal vascular variations. The left renal vein had a retro-aortic course before its termination into the inferior vena cava. It was joined with the inferior vena cava at the level of inferior mesenteric artery with an acute angle. The left testicular vein joined the left renal vein with an acute angle. The right kidney was supplied by two renal arteries. The knowledge about retro-aortic course of the left renal vein may be important during renal transplantation. The oblique course of left renal vein and the termination of left testicular vein into it with an acute angle may increase the chances of left sided varicocele.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Inferior vena cava; kidney; renal vein; retro-aortic; variation.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Forensic Medicine
Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2016 09:24
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2016 09:24
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/146715

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