Duplicity of the right renal vein in Puma concolor (Carnivora: Felidae): a case report

  • Anieli Vidal Stocco Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro.
  • Romulo Silva Oliveira Acre Federal University
  • Carlos Augusto Santos-Sousa Acre Federal University
  • Paulo Souza Júnior Pampa Federal University
  • Marcelo Abidu-Figueiredo Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro
Keywords: anatomical variations, feline, kidney, puma, renal vein

Abstract

The numerical variations of the renal pedicle are important for surgeons and radiologists, although these variations are not so commonly reported in veterinary medicine. The present study aims to describe the duplicity of the renal vein in a puma’s cadaver, discussing the clinical-surgical implications of this anatomical variation. The animal was fixed with formalin solution, injected with colored latex and dissected. Two renal veins were found draining the right kidney: the first, craniodorsal, presented 2.80 cm in length and the second, caudoventral, presented 2.64 cm in length. The right renal artery was single and measured 3.79 in length. In the left kidney, both artery and vein were single, presenting 3.04 cm and 2.91 cm long, respectively. The numerical variations of renal veins should be considered in the execution of surgical, radiological and experimental procedures to prevent errors being made by absence of knowledge of the possibility of existence of double renal veins, both in domestic and wild animals.

Author Biographies

Anieli Vidal Stocco, Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro.

Veterinarian resident in surgical clinic, Hospital Veterinário da Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro.

Romulo Silva Oliveira, Acre Federal University

Student of the post-graduation program: Programa de Pós-graduação em Sanidade e Produção Animal da Amazônia Ocidental (PPGESPA), Universidade Federal do Acre.

Carlos Augusto Santos-Sousa, Acre Federal University

Assistant Professor of Animal Anatomy, Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Natureza, Universidade Federal do Acre.

Paulo Souza Júnior, Pampa Federal University

Adjunct Professor of Animal Anatomy, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Universidade Federal do Pampa.

Published
2018-09-30
How to Cite
Stocco, A., Oliveira, R., Santos-Sousa, C. A., Júnior, P., & Abidu-Figueiredo, M. (2018). Duplicity of the right renal vein in Puma concolor (Carnivora: Felidae): a case report. Acta Scientiae Anatomica, 1(1), 29-32. Retrieved from http://actasanatomica.com/journal/index.php/asa/article/view/20