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Renal MCQ #1


(Answer below)

Due to its _______ renal vein, the  _________ kidney is generally taken during living donor transplantation.

A. shorter…right
B. shorter…left
C. longer…left
D. longer…right

(Don’t look down! Choose an answer first…)


C. longer…left

Main explanation

Because the inferior vena cava is on the right side of the body, the left renal vein is generally longer than the right. Thus, the left kidney is often used as the donor organ.


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