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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The left renal vein with clipped and transected adrenal and gonadal veins and the left renal artery [2]
Nutcracker phenomenon of the left renal vein causing left renal vein pathology.
As described in the literature, in some case, more than one variation can coexist as double IVC with retroaortic right renal vein and hemiazygos continuation of the IVC, duplication of the inferior vena cava with azygos continuation, and retroaortic left renal vein and iliac vein variations.
Nutcracker or left renal vein compression phenomenon: multidetector computed tomography findings and clinical significance.
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.
Variations of right renal veins are more common than left renal veins (9).
The intraoperative iatrogenic injuries were affected the inferior vena cava in three patients, left renal vein in 1, external iliac artery in 4, common carotid artery in 3, and internal carotid artery in
Retroaortic left renal vein and its implications in abdominal aortic surgery.
Use this category when no extracolonic abnormalities are visible, or if there is an anatomic variant such as a retroaortic left renal vein.
Hamid Rahmani from Farah Hospital realised his resources were insufficient to save the man, who had his aorta and left renal vein ruptured in the attack.
In 5 patients, venous anatomy according to MRI and surgical findings differed, including 1 false-positive identification by MRI of a circumaortic left renal vein, the researchers noted.
Radiologic investigation identified a large abscess within his left psoas muscle that extended from the left renal vein to the inguinal region.