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International Journal of Anatomical Variations

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Accessory renal artery supplying suprarenal gland and gonad - its clinical importance and embryological basis

Author(s): Rashmoni Jana* and Mayank Arya

Renal transplantation is quiet impressive number as it is a treatment of choice for chronic kidney diseases so knowledge of variations in blood supply of kidney, suprarenal gland and gonad during surgical intervention, renal vascular imaging and understanding of medical problem related with kidney diseases. During routine cadaveric study we came across with multiple variations in blood supply to the kidney, suprarenal gland and gonad in a 65 years old male formaldehyde fixed embalmed body. The right kidney was supplied by an accessory renal artery along with main renal artery. Accessory renal artery, which was also supplying supra renal gland and gonad through inferior suprarenal and gonadal artery respectively. Variant blood supply to suprarenal gland, kidney and gonad is important during surgery, interventional radiography and anatomical point of view because it can affect the orientation of the surgeon during laparoscopic adrenalectomy, kidney transplantation, renal vascular imaging to prevent unwanted complications.


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