Anatomical Science International

, Volume 88, Issue 2, pp 118–121

Nine renal arteries in a Japanese female cadaver

Authors

    • Department of AnatomyTokyo Medical University
  • Satoru Honma
    • Department of AnatomyShiga University of Medical Science
  • Munekazu Naito
    • Department of AnatomyTokyo Medical University
  • Hayato Terayama
    • Department of AnatomyTokyo Medical University
  • Shinichi Kawata
    • Department of AnatomyTokyo Medical University
  • Masahiro Itoh
    • Department of AnatomyTokyo Medical University
Case report

DOI: 10.1007/s12565-012-0161-y

Cite this article as:
Hirai, S., Honma, S., Naito, M. et al. Anat Sci Int (2013) 88: 118. doi:10.1007/s12565-012-0161-y

Abstract

A rare case of multiple renal arteries was found in a 78-year-old female cadaver undergoing routine dissection. The characteristic findings in the cadaver included the presence of four right and four left renal arteries with one common trunk (a total of nine renal arteries). This variation may represent an immature form of complicated development of the renal arteries.

Keywords

Renal artery Renal vascular variation Mesonephric artery Common trunk

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© Japanese Association of Anatomists 2012