Anatomical variations in the drainage of the principal adrenal veins: the results of 88 venograms

Surg Radiol Anat. Aug-Sep 2002;24(3-4):222-5. doi: 10.1007/s00276-002-0021-x. Epub 2002 Jun 13.

Abstract

This study of 88 adrenal venograms looked at the anatomical variations in the drainage of the principal adrenal veins. These were seen with a frequency of 5% on the right and 6% on the left. On the right, we have described ectopic anastomoses with the hepatic veins. On the left, the variations were always linked to an anomaly of the renal vein.

MeSH terms

  • Adrenal Glands / blood supply*
  • Humans
  • Phlebography*
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Veins / abnormalities
  • Veins / anatomy & histology