Retroaortic left renal vein (MRI)

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Patient Data

Gender: Male

Left renal vein is seen coursing posterior to the aorta.

Case Discussion

Retroaortic left renal vein (RLRV) is an anatomical variant there the left renal vein is located between the aorta and the vertebra and drains into the inferior vena cava.

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Case information

rID: 2700
Published: 15th May 2008
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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