Dr. Daripelli Sushma, Dr T. Bhavani, Dr. Vinodini
Abstract: INTRODUCTION: Anatomy of kidney is of growing importance with increased number of transplantation and surgical procedures. This study shows a variation of renal vein. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore the renal vasculature. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 30 cadavers were dissected as a part of UG and PG Course. The anomalies are observed as a part of routine dissection. RESULT: two of the30 cadavers had shown accessory renal veins. DISCUSSION: In two dissected specimens of male cadaver, two renal veins parallel to each other was observed in a position antero-inferior to right renal artery. One vein emerged from upper portion of renal hilum, while the other emerged from lower portion of hilum. The two veins drained separately into inferior venacava and neither of them received any tributaries. CONCLUSION: Detailed knowledge of anatomy and anomalies of renal vein is necessary for urologists, vascular surgeons and radiologists for performing angiography prior to surgical interventions in the retroperitoneal space avoids complications especially with regard to kidney transplantation.
Keywords: Renal vein, Accessory renal vein