High Origin of Left Testicular Artery Associated with its Peculiar Arched course – A Rare Anatomical Variation

Kumar, Naveen and Aithal, Ashwini P and Swamy, Ravindra S and Patil, Jyothsna and Nayak, Satheesha B and Shetty, Surekha D (2014) High Origin of Left Testicular Artery Associated with its Peculiar Arched course – A Rare Anatomical Variation. International journal of clinical and surgical advances, 2 (2). pp. 89-93.

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Abstract

Testicular arterial morphology deviating from its normal anatomy is a serious concern, as diagnostic approaches in male infertility and varicocele can be often linked with its associated vascular anomaly. We report here a case of remarkably high origin and peculiar course of left testicular artery in an elderly male cadaver aged approximately 60 years. The testicular artery arose from abdominal aorta at the level of origin of renal artery deep to renal vein. In its further course it ascended obliquely upwards and to the left, behind the suprarenal vein. At the lateral border of suprarenal vein, it descended downwards by arching the renal vein. It then coursed vertically downwards superficial to renal vein. This peculiar course of testicular artery is vulnerable for iatrogenic injury during surgical approaches in this region. Prior knowledge of high origin and variant course of testicular artery is noteworthy before planning and performing any surgical and radiological interventions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Testicular artery; Looping; Renal vessels; Varicocele; Infertility
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2014 04:39
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2014 04:39
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139877

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