Gok A1, Cimen S2*, Cimen S1, Atilgan KG3, Kahveci E4, Sandikci F1 and Imamoglu A1
1Department of Urology, Ankara Diskapi Training and Research Hospital, Turkey
2Department of Surgery, Ankara Diskapi Training and Research Hospital, Turkey
3Department of Nephrology, Ankara Diskapi Training and Research Hospital, Turkey
4Department of Surgery, Turkey Organ Transplantation Foundation, Turkey
Retro-aortic renal vein is a rare vascular variation of the left kidney. Since left kidney is preferred in the setting of live donor kidney transplantation, transplant surgeons must be familiar with this anomaly. Herein, a case of a kidney donor with type 4 retro-aortic left renal vein is presented. The laparoscopic donor nephrectomy procedure required a minor technical modification. Both donor and recipient procedures were performed successfully without any complications
Kidney donor; Type 4 retro-aortic left renal vein; Kidney transplantation
Gok A, Cimen S, Cimen S, Atilgan KG, Kahveci E, Sandikci F, et al. Type 4 Retro-aortic Left Renal Vein in a Kidney Donor: A Curse or a Blessing? Ann Transplant Res. 2018;1(3):1012.