Accessory renal arteries and an anomalous testicular artery of high origin OLGU SUNUMU
about accessory renal arteries, it can be concluded that the average rate of occurrence is approximately 30% (8). In this case, we emphasize that the presence of two accessory renal arteries supplying to the kidney is not only of academic interest but may also be of practical importance either for the correct interpretation of radiological examinations or for surgical interventions in this region. Testicular arterial anatomy has been well studied because of its importance in tes-ticular
... gy and surgery (3). It is, therefore, of considerable practical importance for a surgeon to be as careful in dissecting peripheral fat over the renal polus as in dissecting the hilar region (9). Case Report During the dissection in a 55-year-old male cadaver, two accessory renal arteries were encountered on the left side of the abdominal aorta (Figure 1). Summary During the dissection in a 55-year-old male cadaver, two accessory renal arteries were encountered in the abdominal region. The arteries were originating from left anterolateral aspect of the abdominal aorta and running into the left kidney. Left testicular artery was originating from the superior accessory renal artery. Left testicular artery crossed behind the inferior accessory renal artery. Origins of the superior accessory renal artery, main renal artery and inferior accessory renal artery were 4.8 mm, 14.5 mm and 46 mm below the superior mesenteric artery, respectively. Subsequently, accessory renal arteries run into superior and inferior pole of the left kidney. These kinds of anomalies are important in surgical procedures related to the abdomen, such as renal transplantation, abdominal aortic aneurysm, ureter surgery , vascular pedicles of kidney and in angiographic interventions.