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Surgical Anatomy
August 2000

August 2000

Arch Surg. 2000;135(8):938. doi:10.1001/archsurg.135.8.938

The renal arteries arise from the abdominal aorta at the level of L1 to L2. The right renal artery is posterior to the inferior vena cava. Accessory renal arteries exist in 25% of the population.1