Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : March | Volume : 10 | Issue : 3 | Page : AC01 - AC03

Variations in Branching Pattern of Renal Artery in Kidney Donors Using Ct Angiography AC01-AC03

Kumaresan Munnusamy, Sankaran Ponnusamy Kasirajan, Karthikeyan Gurusamy, Gunapriya Raghunath Shilpakala Leshappa Bolshetty, Sudakshina Chakrabarti, Priyadarshini Annadurai, Zareena Begum Miyajan

Dr. Sankaran Ponnusamy Kasirajan,
18, Pillaiyar Koil ST, Thirumazhisai, Chennai-600124, India.
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Introduction: Each kidney is supplied by a single renal artery originating from abdominal aorta. Since there are lots of renal surgeries happening now-a-days, it becomes mandatory for the surgeons to understand the abnormality and variations in the renal vasculature.

Aim: To study the variations in the branching pattern of renal artery for the presence of early division and accessory renal artery in Indian kidney donors using CT angiography.

Materials and Methods: The CT angiogram images of 100 normal individuals willing for kidney donation were analysed for early divisions and occurrence of accessory renal artery.

Results: A 51% of kidney donors showed variation in the renal artery. Out of 51% variations 38 individuals had accessory renal artery and 13 individuals had early division of renal artery. The distribution of accessory renal artery was equal on both sides (13% on right and left) and 12% of individuals had accessory renal artery on both sides. Out of 13% earlier divisions, 5% was on right side, 7% was on left side and 1% was on both sides.

Conclusion: This study concludes that 51% of kidney donors had renal artery variations. Hence, awareness of variations by evaluating the donors is a must before renal transplantation, urological procedures and angiographic interventions.