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Abnormal branch of the testicular artery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16283661     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present a case report of an abnormal course and branching of the right testicular artery, which was uncovered during routine dissection of the abdomen in our first year medical class. It arose from the anterior surface of the abdominal aorta and immediately divided into two branches; one branch coursed inferiorly behind the inferior vena cava as the testicular artery proper, while the other branch passed behind the inferior vena cava and emerged on the anterior surface of the right kidney. After crossing the anterior surface of the kidney, it bifurcated into an ascending branch that went to the right suprarenal gland and a descending branch that ended in the posterior abdominal wall. The left testicular artery was normal in its course and distribution. This is a very rare variation.
P Vijaya Bhaskar; Vishu Bhasin; Sushil Kumar
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical anatomy (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0897-3806     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Anat     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-30     Completed Date:  2006-12-05     Revised Date:  2007-04-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809128     Medline TA:  Clin Anat     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  569-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anatomy, Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara, Nepal.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Abdominal / anatomy & histology
Arteries / abnormalities
Renal Artery / anatomy & histology*
Testis / blood supply*
Comment In:
Clin Anat. 2007 Mar;20(2):229   [PMID:  17149735 ]

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