Rare variation in the origin of left testicular artery from left external iliac artery : A case report

Thomas, Huban and Prasanna, LC and Kumar, Vivek and D’Souza, Antony Sylvan (2015) Rare variation in the origin of left testicular artery from left external iliac artery : A case report. Nitte University Journal of Health Science, 5 (1). pp. 68-70. ISSN 2249-7110

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Abstract

Testicular artery usually arises from the antero-lateral part of the abdominal aorta below the origin of the renal arteries. Very rarely variations in the origin of the testicular arteries were observed. During routine dissection for undergraduate medical students, an abnormal origin and course of the left side testicular artery was detected in a 55-year-old male cadaver. On the left side, testicular artery arose from the external iliac artery half way before its entry into front of the thigh. Later it runs in the inguinal canal to reach the testis. In contrast, right side testicular artery has normal origin and course. Such variations in the origin and course of the testicular artery are important in surgical and diagnostic interventions to avoid diagnostic and surgical errors to prevent hazardous complications like testicular hypoperfusion and atrophy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rare variation; testicular artery; external iliac artery.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2015 04:42
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2015 14:22
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142340

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