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Vol 73, No 2 (2014)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2014-06-02
Submitted: 2013-08-24
Accepted: 2013-12-17
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Evaluation of left renal vein and inferior vena cava variations through routine abdominal multi-slice computed tomography

N. Boyaci, E. Karakas, D. S. Dokumacı, S. Yildiz, H. Cece
DOI: 10.5603/FM.2014.0017
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Folia Morphol 2014;73(2):159-163.

open access

Vol 73, No 2 (2014)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2014-06-02
Submitted: 2013-08-24
Accepted: 2013-12-17

Abstract

Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of left renal vein (LRV) and inferior vena cava (IVC) variations and the effect of gender on this frequency, as well as the presence of associated abdominal pathologies.

Materials and methods: Multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) images from 746 patients were evaluated retrospectively.

Results: Left renal vein variations were identified in 9.8% of cases, while retroaortic LRV (RLRV) and circumaortic LRV (CLRV) were found in 7.4% and 2.4% of cases, respectively. No significant correlation was found between gender and LRV variations (p = 0.797). Of the cases with LRV and IVC variations, 73% had abdominal pathologies, the most common of which were nephrolithiasis, which appeared in 18 (32%) cases, and renal cysts, which appeared in 14 (25.4%) cases.

Conclusions: MSCT is a rapid and reliable method of identifying LRV and IVC variations and associated abdominal pathologies.

Abstract

Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of left renal vein (LRV) and inferior vena cava (IVC) variations and the effect of gender on this frequency, as well as the presence of associated abdominal pathologies.

Materials and methods: Multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) images from 746 patients were evaluated retrospectively.

Results: Left renal vein variations were identified in 9.8% of cases, while retroaortic LRV (RLRV) and circumaortic LRV (CLRV) were found in 7.4% and 2.4% of cases, respectively. No significant correlation was found between gender and LRV variations (p = 0.797). Of the cases with LRV and IVC variations, 73% had abdominal pathologies, the most common of which were nephrolithiasis, which appeared in 18 (32%) cases, and renal cysts, which appeared in 14 (25.4%) cases.

Conclusions: MSCT is a rapid and reliable method of identifying LRV and IVC variations and associated abdominal pathologies.

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Keywords

inferior vena cava, left renal veins, multi-slice computed tomography

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Title

Evaluation of left renal vein and inferior vena cava variations through routine abdominal multi-slice computed tomography

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 73, No 2 (2014)

Pages

159-163

Published online

2014-06-02

DOI

10.5603/FM.2014.0017

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2014;73(2):159-163.

Keywords

inferior vena cava
left renal veins
multi-slice computed tomography

Authors

N. Boyaci
E. Karakas
D. S. Dokumacı
S. Yildiz
H. Cece

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