Intrarenal arterial patterns in the wolf (Canis lupis)
Z. Ozudogru, D. Ozdemirhttps://doi.org/10.17221/5641-VETMEDCitation:Ozudogru Z., Ozdemir D. (2005): Intrarenal arterial patterns in the wolf (Canis lupis). Veterinarni Medicina, 50: 411-414.
Study of the intrarenal arterial pattern of kidney by a corrosion cast method was carried out on 10 kidneys of wolves. The left renal artery was longer than the right one. The renal arteries divided into two dorsal and one ventral branches. The dorsal branches were longer and thinner than the ventral one. Both dorsal and ventral branches gave off the interlobar, arcuate and interlobular arteries, respectively. The right dorsal branch gave off 5–7 segmental arteries, the right ventral branch 4–5 segmental arteries, the left dorsal branch 6–9 segmental arteries and the left ventral branch 7–8 segmental arteries. No anastomoses were observed between the renal arteries and their branches.Keywords:
renal artery; kidney; wolf