An: 2012, Nr.4, Articol Nr. 8
RETROAORTIC LEFT RENAL VEIN - A CASE REPORT
A.H. Nedelcu, Ramona Mircea, R. Tepordei, T. Taranu, D. Paduraru - University of Medicine and Pharmacy ”Gr. T. Popa” Iasi, Department of Morphological Sciences
RETROAORTIC LEFT RENAL VEIN - A CASE REPORT (Abstract): The anatomical variations of the renal vein are uncommon and in the same time very important for the renal pathology. During a routine dissection on a 68 year old male cadaver we found a particular variation named retroaortic left renal vein (RA LRV). Retroaortic left renal vein is characterized by the course of the left renal vein between the aorta and the vertebral column to drain into inferior vena cava. The clinical implications interest the cardiologists for renal hypertension, the surgeons operating for varicocele, renal transplantation and renal trauma.
Key words: RETROAORTIC LEFT RENAL VEIN, ANATOMICAL VARIATION, RENAL HYPERTENSION, VARICOCELE, RENAL TRANS-PLANTATION