Vol. 118 No. 1 (2013)
Original Article

Coexistence of multiple arterial variations in the genitourinary system

Published 2013-05-28


  • supplementary renal arteries,
  • suprarenal arteries,
  • testicular arteries,
  • aorta

How to Cite

Hadi Anjamrooz, S., Mohsen Taghavi, M., Abedinzadeh, M., Mohasel Yazdi, S., & Azari, H. (2013). Coexistence of multiple arterial variations in the genitourinary system. Italian Journal of Anatomy and Embryology, 118(1), 128–135. Retrieved from https://oajournals.fupress.net/index.php/ijae/article/view/1146


Variations in the renal, adrenal and testicular arteries are of clinical significance as well as anatomical and embryological interest. The present case report describes the incidental finding of unilateral multiple renal arteries on the right side with bilateral variant testicular arteries, which had not been reported so far. These variations were observed during routine dissection of the abdominal region in an Iranian cadaver. The upper supplementary renal artery branched from the abdominal aorta and sent superior suprarenal artery to the adrenal gland. The lower supplementary renal artery arose from the main renal artery. Both additional arteries entered the kidney proximal to its hilum. The right testicular artery supplied the right suprarenal gland by an unusual branch. Double testicular arteries were seen on the left side with a relatively high origin from abdominal aorta.
The objective of this report is to supplement the knowledge of vascular variations in the renal, suprarenal and testicular arteries that could be quite useful from a clinical point of view.