Accessory renal artery

Case contributed by Dr Najibullah Rasouly


Asymptomatic young adult, kidney donor, underwent CT angiography

Patient Data

Age: 22 Years
Gender: Male

Reformatted CT angiography images demonstrate bilateral accessory renal arteries arising from lateral aspects of abdominal aorta. 

Case Discussion

Accessory renal arteries are countered as common abdominal vascular variant. Bilateral accessory renal arteries can occur in 10-15% of cases. Accessory renal arteries arise from the abdominal aorta and supply the inferior pole of the kidney in majority of cases.

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Case information

rID: 52292
Published: 4th Apr 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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