Kidney with multiple arteries. Definition

Medical Definition: kidney with multiple arteries

Anomaly is detected in 20-30% of normal individuals and usually comes from early divisions of the renal artery leaving the aorta (or directly from the aorta, and aberrant superior mesenteric, adrenal, testicular or ovarian .) These vessels are directed generally to the lower pole of the kidney and arteries are in fact not incidental, because each supplies a portion of the kidney and obstruction would result in a complete ischemia or partial infarction of the area of ??distribution. Should be evaluated when making a living donor nephrectomy or a corpse, not to go unnoticed.

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