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Clinical implications of left ovarian vein incomplete duplicity with embryonic intersubcardinal anastomosis-derived branches.
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PMID:  12197014     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During the dissection of a female human cadaver a case of a duplex ovarian vein was observed. It was unique in its upper course where it anastomosed with an inferior polar renal vein, which in turn was linked to an upper polar renal vein by means of a joining branch. It is hypothesised that this represent a persistent link between the left subcardinal vein and the left sacrocardinal vein, together with some branches of a venous net, which represent the embryological intersubcardinal anastomosis. The gonadal vein arises from the distal (or postrenal) left subcardinal vein portion; the left renal vein develops from the intersubcardinal anastomosis. The venous net derived from the intersubcardinal anastomosis may represent a bypass system in cases of left renal vein occlusion. Left gonadal vein duplicity may also play an important role in the anatomical basis of idiopathic left ovarian vein syndrome or left varicocele, and can lead to mistakes being made during venous sclerotherapy.
F Forte; C Farina; E Bronzetti; S Carbotta; S Germani; G Virgili; G Vespasiani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical and radiologic anatomy : SRA     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0930-1038     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Radiol Anat     Publication Date:  2002 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-08-28     Completed Date:  2003-02-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8608029     Medline TA:  Surg Radiol Anat     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  64-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Urology Department, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Ovary / blood supply*
Renal Veins / abnormalities,  embryology*
Veins / abnormalities

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