renal vein


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renal vein

A large vein that drains blood from the kidney and empties into the inferior vena cava; the renal veins lie on top of (anterior to) the renal arteries. To reach the vena cava, the left renal vein passes over the aorta and is three times as long as the right renal vein. Tributaries of the left renal vein include the left testicular or ovarian vein and the left adrenal vein.
See also: vein
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Nutcracker syndrome refers to the compression of the left renal vein between the aorta and the superior mesenteric artery, which results in elevated left renal vein pressure and possible collateral vein development.
The study case showed a high-grade carcinoma morphologically resembling urothelial carcinoma in a kidney biopsy specimen of a young male with renal vein thrombosis.
At surgery, there was no residual thrombus in the left main renal vein.
Left renal vein is draining into the hypoplastic segment of IVC (Fig.
3,6) Many cases have been documented to feature some sort of angiolymphatic invasion, (10) with involvement of the inferior vena cava, renal vein, and tumor thrombus frequently reported.
Computed tomography (CT) demonstrated a focal enhancing ovoid density adjacent to the right renal hilum continuous with the right renal vein.
This was still within normal limits for a patient in the supine position, with the upper limit of normal being <440 pmol/l; however, this was much higher than the level in the right renal vein (77.
Since we did not perform renal vein renin analysis, we cannot comment on whether hypertension which was poorly controlled with combined antihypertensive medications can be associated with this anomaly.
1) Leiomyosarcoma arising from a renal vein is very uncommon with around 30 cases reported in the literature.
Venography demonstrated a similar-caliber left IVC terminating in the left renal vein and then communicating with the common suprarenal IVC (Figure 4).
At the level of the kidney, the left renal vein joined the left vena cava which then passed to the right and joined the right vena cava.
Moreover, atypical features such as vena cava or renal vein involvement have also been reported in EAMLs.