Variations In The Branching Pattern Of Abdominal Aorta - A Cadaveric Study
Methepatil SS, Jadhav AS, Patil DA, Herekar NG
Introduction: Abdominal aorta and its major branches supply oxygenated blood to all the organs in the abdominal cavity. The purpose of the present study is to explore the different anatomical arrangements amongst the branches of abdominal aorta which are important for clinicians dealing with surgical and radiological procedures in this region. Methods: During a study of 20 cadavers, branches of abdominal aorta were explored and the morphological variations in its branching pattern were noted. Multiple variations in the branching pattern of abdominal aorta were found in a male cadaver. Results: We found that the inferior suprarenal artery originated bilaterally as a direct branch of abdominal aorta. It showed bilateral presence of accessory renal artery for the respective kidneys. Anomalous origin of the left testicular artery from the left accessory renal artery was also present. All other branches of abdominal aorta showed normal origin and course.