Multiple renal veins clogging the hilum of the right kidney

Satheesha B. Nayak, Narendra Pamidi, Vasanthakumar Packirisamy, Soumya Kodimajalu Vasudeva

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Knowledge of variations of renal vessels is of utmost importance in retroperitoneal surgeries and kidney transplant surgeries. We report concurrent variations of the right renal vessels, observed in an adult male cadaver during dissection classes. The right kidney was supplied by three renal arteries, out of which two entered the kidney through the hilum and the other one entered through the lower pole of the kidney. There were five renal veins, emerging independently from the hilum and opening separately through five openings into the inferior vena cava. Among the veins, only one emerged anterior to the renal pelvis and the other four emerged behind it. Four of them terminated into the posterolateral aspect of the inferior vena cava, whereas one terminated into its anterior aspect. Fourth vein from above, received the right testicular vein.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-144
Number of pages4
JournalAnatomy and Cell Biology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anatomy
  • Histology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Cell Biology


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