Renal artery variations, hilar arrangement and its distances to ventral branches of abdominal aorta: A morphometric study

Anne D'Souza, Vrinda Hari Ankolekar, J. C. Malsawmzuali, Antony Sylvan D'Souza, Mamatha Hosapatna

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Purpose: To measure the distance of origin of renal artery in relation to the ventral branches of abdominal aorta and also to study the variations in the number and the hilar branching pattern of renal arteries. Materials and methods: The present study was carried out using ten embalmed adult cadavers. The distances were measured bilaterally from the origin of renal artery to the origin of superior and inferior mesenteric artery and the bifurcation of abdominal aorta. Results: Out of ten cadavers studied, bilateral accessory renal artery was observed in two cases. The hilar branching pattern varied from a single artery to maximum of six branches. The mean and standard deviations of the measured parameters were calculated. Conclusion: Knowledge of variations of renal artery is important for surgeons in performing many procedures and may help to avoid clinical complications in the abdominal region.

Original languageEnglish
Article number10
JournalOnline Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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  • Medicine(all)

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