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Bilateral inferior renal polar arteries with a high origin from the abdominal aorta

Y. Cho, S.-P. Yoon
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2020.0040
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Pubmed: 32301105

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Ahead of Print
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2020-04-10
Submitted: 2020-02-14
Accepted: 2020-03-30

Abstract

Bilateral multiple renal arteries are not-so-rare variations. However, inferior renal polar arteries with a high origin from the abdominal aorta have rarely been reported. We found bilateral inferior renal polar arteries with a high origin from the abdominal aorta in an 84-year-old Korean female cadaver. Two right and three left renal arteries were seen with the lowest as the main renal artery bilaterally. The highest artery crossed the main renal artery and penetrated into the inferior pole of the kidney, respectively. After dissection, each inferior polar artery could be classified as the inferior segmental branch. A further understanding on its embryogenesis might be important since variations in renal arteries are of particular interest to clinicians as well as anatomists.

Abstract

Bilateral multiple renal arteries are not-so-rare variations. However, inferior renal polar arteries with a high origin from the abdominal aorta have rarely been reported. We found bilateral inferior renal polar arteries with a high origin from the abdominal aorta in an 84-year-old Korean female cadaver. Two right and three left renal arteries were seen with the lowest as the main renal artery bilaterally. The highest artery crossed the main renal artery and penetrated into the inferior pole of the kidney, respectively. After dissection, each inferior polar artery could be classified as the inferior segmental branch. A further understanding on its embryogenesis might be important since variations in renal arteries are of particular interest to clinicians as well as anatomists.

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Keywords

multiple renal arteries, inferior renal polar artery, inferior segmental branches, anatomical variation, cadaver

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Title

Bilateral inferior renal polar arteries with a high origin from the abdominal aorta

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Ahead of Print

Published online

2020-04-10

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2020.0040

Pubmed

32301105

Keywords

multiple renal arteries
inferior renal polar artery
inferior segmental branches
anatomical variation
cadaver

Authors

Y. Cho
S.-P. Yoon

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