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Case 14066

Anatomical variant of a duplicated retroaortic left renal vein: Clinical manifestation, radiographic features and management

Author(s)
Rhea Rubin, Zain Badar MD, Sajeev Ezhapilli MBBS DNB

SUNY Upstate Medical University,
Syracuse, NY
 
Patient
male, 33 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Axial view

    Axial view of enhanced abdominal CT with IV contrast demonstrating the superior branch (red arrow) of the duplicated retroaortic left renal vein, with the renal vein visualized between the aorta and lumbar vertebrae.

     
    Area of Interest: Kidney; Veins / Vena cava; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Contrast agent-intravenous; Special Focus: Congenital;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Axial view

    Axial view of enhanced abdominal CT with IV contrast demonstrating the inferior branch (green arrow) of the duplicated retroaortic left renal vein, with the renal vein visualized between the aorta and lumbar vertebrae.

     
    Area of Interest: Kidney; Veins / Vena cava; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Contrast agent-intravenous; Special Focus: Congenital;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Coronal view

    Coronal view of enhanced abdominal CT with IV contrast demonstrating superior (red arrow) and inferior (green arrow) branches of the duplicated retroaortic left renal vein.

     
    Area of Interest: Kidney; Veins / Vena cava; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Contrast agent-intravenous; Special Focus: Congenital;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    Cine loop

    Cine loop through the abdomen with the contrast-enhanced abdominal CT demonstrating a duplicated retroaortic left renal vein.

     
    Area of Interest: Kidney; Veins / Vena cava; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Contrast agent-intravenous; Special Focus: Congenital;
     
     
Axial view of enhanced abdominal CT with IV contrast demonstrating the superior branch (red arrow) of the duplicated retroaortic left renal vein, with the renal vein visualized between the aorta and lumbar vertebrae.
 
Axial view of enhanced abdominal CT with IV contrast demonstrating the inferior branch (green arrow) of the duplicated retroaortic left renal vein, with the renal vein visualized between the aorta and lumbar vertebrae.
 
Coronal view of enhanced abdominal CT with IV contrast demonstrating superior (red arrow) and inferior (green arrow) branches of the duplicated retroaortic left renal vein.
 
Cine loop through the abdomen with the contrast-enhanced abdominal CT demonstrating a duplicated retroaortic left renal vein.
 
 
 
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