Radiographics 2021 Jul 30:200174. Epub 2021 Jul 30.
From the Joint Department of Medical Imaging, University Health Network, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Women's College Hospital, University of Toronto, 200 Elizabeth St, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 2C4 (A.L., M.J.T., K.K., S.K.); Department of Radiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa (S.N.); and Department of Medical Imaging, Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont, Canada (N.S.).
The physiologic role of the kidneys is dependent on the normal structure and functioning of the renal vasculature. Knowledge and understanding of the embryologic basis of the renal vasculature are necessary for the radiologist. Common anatomic variants involving the renal artery (supernumerary arteries and prehilar branching) and renal vein (supernumerary veins, delayed venous confluence, retroaortic or circumaortic vein) may affect procedures like renal transplantation, percutaneous biopsy, and aortic aneurysm repair. Read More