Precaval accessory renal artery

Case contributed by Dr Pankaj Saini

Presentation

Incidental finding in a potential kidney donor.

Patient Data

Age: 32
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

Right accessory renal artery is seen traversing ventral to the inferior vena cava. It is supplying the lower pole of the right kidney.

No evidence of bifid right renal moiety is appreciated.

Authors:

  • Dr. Syed T. Fazal (MD Radiodiagnosis, consultant medical imaging - Artemis health institute)
  • Dr. Pankaj Saini (MD Radiodiagnosis, consultant medical imaging - Artemis health institute)
  • Dr. Sanjay Mehta (MD Radiodiagnosis, head of the department, medical imaging - Artemis health institute)

Case Discussion

Accessory renal artery is an important finding in a proposed renal donor.

Right accessory renal artery is a rare variant, usually arising inferior to the dominant (main) renal artery supplying the lower pole of the right kidney. There may be associated bifid renal moiety.

Normal morphology is the right renal / accessory renal artery passing deep to the inferior vena cava.

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Case Information

rID: 38229
Case created: 11th Jul 2015
Last edited: 7th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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