Retroaortic left renal vein

Case contributed by Safwat Mohammad Almoghazy
Diagnosis certain


A case of known of non Hodgkin lymphoma.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

An incidental finding of left renal vein located between the aorta and the vertebra and draining into the inferior vena cava.

Case Discussion

Retroaortic left renal vein (RLRV) is a normal anatomical variant with an estimated prevalence of ~2%. Its recognition is important in order to avoid complications during retroperitoneal surgery or interventional procedures.

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