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Table 3 Radiological assessment

From: A retrospective study to assess the evaluation of living related kidney donors and their outcomes following nephrectomy at Kenyatta National Hospital

Number of kidneys
 Two kidneys 84 (100%)
 Abnormal kidney 1 (1.2%)
 Simple cortical cyst  
Number of renal arteries
 1.00 79 (94.0%)
 2.00 3 (3.6%)
 3.00 1 (1.2%)
 Information Missing 1 (1.2%)
Renal artery Branches
 1.00 3 (3.6%)
 2.00 4 (4.8%)
 3.00 65 (77.4%)
 4.00 2 (2.4%)
 Missing 10 (11.9%)
 Branching distance from Aorta in Cms, mean (SD) 3.2 (0.6)
Number of renal Veins
 1.00 74 (88.1%)
 2.00 1 (1.2%)
 Accessory renal veins 4 (4.8%)
 Information Missing 5 (6%)
  1. Radiological screening was by use of KUB ultrasound with only one simple renal cortical cyst found. The next modality was CT angiogram to define the renal anatomy, position, size and vascular anatomy. Majority of the donors had a single renal artery 94% with two thirds of them having 3 branches from the main renal artery as it entered the kidney. The renal artery had a good length from its origin from the aorta having a mean length of 3.2 cms. The renal vein was single in most of the donors 74%
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