Multiple vascular anomalies involving testicular, suprarenal arteries and lumbar veins

P. Jyothsna, K. G. Mohandas Rao, S. N. Somayaji, L. S. Ashwini

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Abstract

Testicular arteries arise from the abdominal aorta and the inferior suprarenal artery from the renal artery. There are reports about variant origin and course of these arteries. Accessory testicular artery is also a common finding but its providing origin to inferior suprarenal artery is an important observation. During a routine dissection of abdomen of approximately 55-year-old male cadaver, unique vascular abnormality was observed. On the left side, a common arterial trunk originating from abdominal aorta immediately branched to give rise to superior testicular and inferior suprarenal arteries, the former after a short course hooked by the left suprarenal vein. In addition, the left suprarenal vein, second left lumbar vein, and lefttesticular vein joined to form a common trunk which drained into the left renal vein. A sound knowledge of vascular variations in relation to the kidney and suprarenal gland is important to surgeons dissecting the abdominal cavity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-156
Number of pages3
JournalNorth American Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-03-2012

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