Thoracic Origin of Single Right Renal Artery: Some Interesting Facets

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Two cases of thoracic origin of the right renal artery, arising from the level of D11 vertebrae detected on an incidental computed tomography examination are reported. A brief review of embryology is presented. Simultaneous variation of the origin of the right inferior phrenic artery is highlighted as a unique feature of our cases. The importance of this relatively uncommon anomaly in the clinical context is discussed.

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