Variations of Renal Artery - A Multi-Detector Computed Tomography Study

Variations of Renal Artery - A Multi-Detector Computed Tomography Study

  • Anurag Assistant Prof. Department of Anatomy, Muzzafarnagar Medical College, Muzzafarnagar, UP
  • Vishnu Gupta Professor & Head, Department of Anatomy, Muzzafarnagar Medical College, Muzzafarnagar, UP
Keywords: Accessory renal artery, Renovascular pattern, CT angiography

Abstract

Introduction:The anatomical knowledge of renal artery variations is gaining importance due to increased incidence of kidney transplantation and related surgical procedures. Normally a single renal artery supplies each kidney. Accessory renal arteries are the commonly seen renovascular variations. So a thorough knowledge of renal arteries is helpful for the smooth conduct and interpretation of interventional radiological procedures and to avoid unexpected complications during surgery. Subjects and Methods:In our study we decided to find out the incidence of accessory renal arteryand also there length and diameter.Results:We studied 60 patients who came for abdominal CT angiography. In CT angiography out of 60 cases 21 cases (35%) had renal artery variation, out of 21 cases 3 cases had bilateral renal artery variations and 2 cases had double accessory renal artery.Conclusion:Knowledge on renal artery variations are necessary during renal transplantation, urological procedures and for radiological interventions.

Published
2019-12-25
How to Cite
Anurag, & Vishnu Gupta. (2019). Variations of Renal Artery - A Multi-Detector Computed Tomography Study. Academia Anatomica International, 5(2), 69-72. https://doi.org/10.21276/aanat.2019.5.2.19
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