Authors: Prasanna LC
Abstract: Purpose: Renal arteries presented great morphological variations in their emergence, frequency, and ramification pattern. Therefore, this study was aimed to establish the possible relationship between the caliber of the renal artery and existence of the accessory renal arteries. Material and Method: Fifty kidneys obtained from fresh cadavers were subjected for corrosion cast to determine the diameter of main and accessory renal arteries. Conclusion: The diameter of the main/principle renal artery in kidney presenting the accessory renal arteries was significantly less than that of the kidney with single renal artery.
Keywords: Renal artery, accessory renal arteries, diagnostic imaging techniques, corrosion cast, renal transplant