Mohamed Atif A. Said Ahmed1 and Hamed A. Gobran2
Departments of Anatomy1 and Radiology2, College of Medicine, Zagazig University, Egypt.
Abstract: The renal artery exhibits wide spectrum of origin variation. The renal artery anatomy plays a considerable role in selecting donors. 3-D angiotomography is the best modality for vascular anatomic evaluation. The aim of the present study was first, to provide morphometric data concerning the renal arteries in people of Aseer region, K.S.A. and second, to establish relationships between those arteries. Methods: Data from a retrospective review were performed using 3-D MDCT angiography of 100 consecutive Saudi patients fulfilled all research criteria and had a readable CTA were selected (54 males and 46 females) with mean age 54.7 ± 5.2 years.Results: The median level of the origin of right renal artery and left renal artery is at the level of the lower third of L1 and the disc between L1 and L2, respectively. The mean of the measured angle of the right renal and left renal arteries is 55º± 7º and 85º ±8º, respectively. There was no difference between the diameters of the main renal arteries. The renal artery diameter had a direct correlation with the angle of origin. The renal artery diameter in kidneys with extra renal artery was significantly lower than those without an extra renal artery. Renal arteries associated with extra renal artery showed greater length. The length of the segment between celiac trunk and the renal arteries was significantly correlated with the length of the abdominal aorta. Conclusion: Understand the position, calibre and angle of the renal arteries, were advantageous to make use of selective arteriography, arterial embolism therapy and plan stent grafts.
[Mohamed Atif A. Said Ahmed and Hamed A. Gobran.. Morphometric Study Of The Renal Arteries In Saudi Population From Aseer Region Using 3-D Mdct Angiography] J Am Sci 2013;9(3):10 -15]. (ISSN: 1545-1003). http://www.jofamericanscience.org. 2
Keywords: Morphometric – Renal artery – CT Angiography – Saudi population. Full Text 2