Case report

Anatomical Science International

, Volume 88, Issue 2, pp 118-121

Nine renal arteries in a Japanese female cadaver

  • Shuichi HiraiAffiliated withDepartment of Anatomy, Tokyo Medical University Email author 
  • , Satoru HonmaAffiliated withDepartment of Anatomy, Shiga University of Medical Science
  • , Munekazu NaitoAffiliated withDepartment of Anatomy, Tokyo Medical University
  • , Hayato TerayamaAffiliated withDepartment of Anatomy, Tokyo Medical University
  • , Shinichi KawataAffiliated withDepartment of Anatomy, Tokyo Medical University
  • , Masahiro ItohAffiliated withDepartment of Anatomy, Tokyo Medical University

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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