Anat Cell Biol.  2019 Dec;52(4):518-521. 10.5115/acb.19.159.

Bilateral multiple renal arteries with an extra-aortic origin and quadruple testicular veins

Affiliations
  • 1Medical Course, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju, Korea.
  • 2Department of Pathology, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju, Korea.
  • 3Department of Anatomy, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju, Korea. spyoon@jejunu.ac.kr
  • 4Institute for Medical Science, Jeju National University, Jeju, Korea.

Abstract

Although variations in the urogenital vessels are relatively common, a rare case of asymmetric bilateral multiple renal arteries originating not only from the aorta but also from the testicular artery was found in a 75-year-old Korean male cadaver. Three renal arteries arose from the lateral aspect of the abdominal aorta on the right side and four from the left side. Two additional renal parenchymal branches originated from the left testicular artery, accompanied by a pair of veins out of the four testicular veins on the left side. Embryological development of the urogenital vessels is of particular importance for anatomists and clinicians.

Keyword

Multiple renal arteries; Extra-aortic; Gonadal vein; Anatomical variation

MeSH Terms

Aged
Anatomists
Aorta
Aorta, Abdominal
Arteries
Cadaver
Humans
Male
Renal Artery*
Veins*
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