Bilateral accessory renal arteries

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Incidental finding on CTA chest post bicycle accident.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male

Bilateral accessory renal arteries are noted as an incidental finding. 

Case Discussion

Accessory renal arteries are a common finding, being present in ~30% (range 25-50%) of autopsy series and most commonly arise from the aorta. 

Typically, accessory renal arteries course towards the hilum and supply an upper or lower pole. 

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Case information

rID: 25771
Published: 7th Nov 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Tag: variant
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