Testicular arteries are the branches of the abdominal aorta below the level of origin of renal arteries. They may originate at a higher or a lower level from the aorta. However, when they originate from some other artery, they become surgically significant, since the ligature of the main artery giving rise to the testicular artery might lead to testicular atrophy. The present report is about the origin of the left testicular artery from the superior polar artery, which is a branch directly from the abdominal aorta above the renal artery. With the advent of novel surgical techniques, prior knowledge of rare variation in the testicular arteries becomes significantly important during surgery for renal transplant procedures, as well as for undescended testis or varicocele.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||European Journal of Anatomy|
|Publication status||Published - 10-2013|
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