Type of Article: Original Research
Year: 2016 | Volume 4 | Issue 1 | Page No. 1750-1753
Date of Publication: 31-01-2016
PREVALENCE OF ACCESSORY RENAL VESSELS AMONG CADAVERIC SPECIMEN IN COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES MEKELLE UNIVERSITY ETHIOPIA AND ITS CLINICAL IMPLICATION
Sunday Abba *1, Berhanu Mebrahte G 2, Peter E. Ekanem 2, Lydia O. Bajeh 3.
1,2 College of Health Sciences, Biomedical science department, Anatomy unit, Mekelle University Ethiopia.
*1 College of Health Sciences, Anatomy department, Kogi State University Anyigba, Nigeria.
3 Nursing Department, Sheba University College, Ethiopia.
Address: Dr. Sunday Abba, College of Health Sciences, Anatomy department, Kogi State University Anyigba, Nigeria. E-Mail: email@example.com
Renal transplantation is now an established operation for the treatment of selected cases of chronic renal failure. The procedure requires removal of the kidney from a donor and even the damaged kidney to be replaced. In either case, care must be taken to safe guard the renal vessels so as to avoid hemorrhage. Anatomic variations of the renal arteries are common in general population with different frequencies among several ethnic and racial groups. It is therefore imperative to understand renal vasculature and any form of variation that is associated with the renal blood supply within the context of any society.
The aim of this study was to establish the prevalence of the presence of accessory renal vessels in the college of health sciences Mekelle University Ethiopia, using cadaveric specimens.
Following the 12th edition Grant dissector (2005) guide for dissection we exposed the kidneys and their associated vessels were observed, counted and estimated in percentages.
The result showed a 10.7% prevalence of both accessory renal artery and 7.1% accessory renal vein and none in females.
We concluded that the prevalence of the accessory renal vessels among cadaveric specimen in the college of health science Mekelle University is less than the values reported by other studies.
KEY WORDS: Renal artery, Accessory renal artery, Variation, Mekelle.
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Sunday Abba, Berhanu Mebrahte G, Peter E. Ekanem, Lydia O. Bajeh. PREVALENCE OF ACCESSORY RENAL VESSELS AMONG CADAVERIC SPECIMEN IN COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES MEKELLE UNIVERSITY ETHIOPIA AND ITS CLINICAL IMPLICATION. Int J Anat Res 2016;4(1):1750-1753. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2015.312