An unusual case of unilateral additional right renal artery and vein

Krishnasamy, Narendiran and Rao, Mohandas KG and Somayaji, SN and Koshy, Shajan and Rodrigues, Vincent (2010) An unusual case of unilateral additional right renal artery and vein. International Journal of Anatomical Variations , 3. pp. 9-11. ISSN 1308-4038

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Proper knowledge of variations of the vessels of the kidney is essential to the radiologists and surgeons. One such variation was observed in a 65-year-old male cadaver at AIMST University, Kedah, Malaysia. The dissection of the abdomen revealed an additional renal artery and an additional renal vein on the right side. In addition to the normal right renal artery, an additional renal artery branched from the ventral side of abdominal aorta and passed laterally to enter into the kidney through the lower part of its hilum. The additional right renal vein emerged from the lowermost end of the hilum, passed medially below the additional renal artery to end in the inferior vena cava below the opening of normal right renal vein. Further, related literature review is done and the urological implications of these variations in renal surgeries are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: [renal vein variation] [renal artery variation] [additional renal vein] [additional renal artery] [additional ventral branch of aorta]
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2012 04:29
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2012 04:29

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