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Vol 73, No 4 (2014)
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Published online: 2014-11-28
Submitted: 2014-03-28
Accepted: 2014-05-06
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Bilateral asymmetrical multiple renal arteries associated with the left testicular artery

Y. J. Jeon, J. N. Lee, S. P. Yoon
DOI: 10.5603/FM.2014.0078
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Folia Morphol 2014;73(4):510-513.

open access

Vol 73, No 4 (2014)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2014-11-28
Submitted: 2014-03-28
Accepted: 2014-05-06

Abstract

We found 3 right and 2 left renal arteries with asymmetrical origins in a 61-year-old Korean male cadaver, whose cause of death was ‘laryngeal carcinoma’. According to a previous classification, the first and second right renal arteries correspond to the early division and other renal arteries — to the extra renal arteries, except the first left renal artery as a typical renal artery. The third right renal artery ran anterior to the inferior vena cava to the inferior pole of the kidney. The first and second left renal arteries were associated with the inferior suprarenal artery and the testicular artery, respectively. The bilateral asymmetry in the number of renal arteries can be explained by the embryological development, degeneration and persistence of the renal artery in the process of ascending of kidneys.

Abstract

We found 3 right and 2 left renal arteries with asymmetrical origins in a 61-year-old Korean male cadaver, whose cause of death was ‘laryngeal carcinoma’. According to a previous classification, the first and second right renal arteries correspond to the early division and other renal arteries — to the extra renal arteries, except the first left renal artery as a typical renal artery. The third right renal artery ran anterior to the inferior vena cava to the inferior pole of the kidney. The first and second left renal arteries were associated with the inferior suprarenal artery and the testicular artery, respectively. The bilateral asymmetry in the number of renal arteries can be explained by the embryological development, degeneration and persistence of the renal artery in the process of ascending of kidneys.

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Keywords

embryology, renal artery, rete arteriosum urogenitale, variation

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Title

Bilateral asymmetrical multiple renal arteries associated with the left testicular artery

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 73, No 4 (2014)

Pages

510-513

Published online

2014-11-28

DOI

10.5603/FM.2014.0078

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2014;73(4):510-513.

Keywords

embryology
renal artery
rete arteriosum urogenitale
variation

Authors

Y. J. Jeon
J. N. Lee
S. P. Yoon

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