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Anatomy Atlases: Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus II: Cardiovascular System: Multiple Renal Arteries, Posterior View (of A)

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation: Opus II: Cardiovascular System

Multiple Renal Arteries, Posterior View (of A)

Ronald A. Bergman, PhD
Adel K. Afifi, MD, MS
Ryosuke Miyauchi, MD

Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed


Image of multiple renal arteries

Note the rightgonadal artery (ga) arising from the aorta and coursing behind the inferior vena cava (V) (retrocaval right gonadal artery) and the left gonadal artery (ga) arising from an inferior renal polar artery. A bifurcating left superior polar artery arises from the aorta.

Ilustration B

A

aorta

a

renal arteries

ag

adrenal gland

b

urinary bladder

ei

external iliac artery

g

gonadal artery and vein

ga

gonadal artery

ii

internal iliac artery

K

kidneys

s

seminal vesicles

u

ureters

V

inferior vena cava

vd

vas deferens

From Bergman, Dissecting room specimen, University of Iowa, College of Medicine, unpublished.

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