Anatomical Science International

, Volume 88, Issue 2, pp 118–121 | Cite as

Nine renal arteries in a Japanese female cadaver

  • Shuichi Hirai
  • Satoru Honma
  • Munekazu Naito
  • Hayato Terayama
  • Shinichi Kawata
  • Masahiro Itoh
Case report

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

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shuichi Hirai
    • 1
  • Satoru Honma
    • 2
  • Munekazu Naito
    • 1
  • Hayato Terayama
    • 1
  • Shinichi Kawata
    • 1
  • Masahiro Itoh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnatomyTokyo Medical UniversityShinjuku-kuJapan
  2. 2.Department of AnatomyShiga University of Medical ScienceShigaJapan

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