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Volume 2013, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • E-ISSN: 2227-0426

Abstract

This study reports the case of a 61-year-old man with right upper quadrant pain who underwent abdominal computed tomography examination. A solid lesion originating from the biliary tract was detected on the images. While evaluating the vascular structures, the splenic artery was seen to directly originate from the abdominal aorta. Retro-aortic left renal vein was also seen on computerised tomography. Splenic artery originating from the abdominal aorta is a rare variation. The retro-aortic left renal vein is a malformation characterized by the presence of a vessel that drains the left renal blood up to the inferior vena cava crossing behind the aortic artery. Such anatomical variations are important for surgeons to be aware of.

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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): anatomic radiologic study , hepatogastric trunk , retro-aortic left renal vein and variation
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