Retroaortic left renal vein

Case contributed by Fakhry Mahmoud Ebouda
Diagnosis certain


Incidental finding.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female

An anatomical variant where the left renal vein lies located between the aorta and the vertebra and drains into the inferior vena cava. Noted also multiple bilateral variable sized renal cysts are seen.

Case Discussion

Retroaortic left renal vein is an incidental finding with an estimated prevalence of  about 2% .

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