Radiographics 2021 May-Jun;41(3):909-928
From the Departments of Radiology (R.D.W., K.S.M., M.G.S., W.R.T., A.C.G., A.M.W.) and Vascular Surgery (I.M.W.), University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XW, Wales; and Department of Radiology, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, Scotland (I.A.Z.).
The renal arteries (RAs) are important vessels that usually arise from the abdominal aorta and supply the kidneys; thus, these arteries play a vital role in physiologic functions such as hemofiltration and blood pressure regulation. An understanding of the basis for embryologic development and the frequently variable anatomy of the RAs is necessary to fully appreciate the range of diseases and the implications for procedural planning. Hemorrhage from an RA is relatively common and is typically traumatic or spontaneous, with the latter form often seen in association with underlying tumors or arteriopathy. Read More