Bilateral additional renal arteries and an additional right renal vein associated with unrotated kidneys

Bayramoglu A., Demiryurek D., Erbil K.

SAUDI MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.24, no.5, pp.535-537, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.535-537
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


We report a rare anomaly of the kidneys and its vessels, which were found during the routine dissection of a 68-year-old male cadaver. The anomaly consisted of bilateral additional renal arteries originating from the abdominal aorta and an additional right renal vein accompanying the additional right renal artery. These anomalies were associated with unrotated kidneys with extrarenal calices and pelves. All the additional vessels were located posterior to the ureter with a close relationship to the ureteropelvic junction on the right side. Additional renal vessels arise as a result of the complicated development of kidneys and variations in the positional anatomy of the kidneys, and their vascular supply are of clinical importance.