[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: This study reports the presence of a retro-aortic renal vein on the left side draining into the inferior vena cava. This variation was observed during routine dissection in a female cadaver aged about 55 years. This variation is of importance because of its implications in renal transplantation, renal surgery, vascular surgery, uroradiology and gonadal surgeries. The knowledge of such variations can help the clinicians for its recognition and protection.
Italian journal of anatomy and embryology = Archivio italiano di anatomia ed embriologia 01/2011; 116(3):144-7.