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Left testicular artery arching over the ipsilateral renal vein.
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PMID:  16372128     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: To report two cases of the left testicular artery arching over the left renal vein (LRV) before running downward to the testis. METHODS: The subjects were obtained from two Japanese cadavers. During the student course of gross-anatomical dissection, the anatomical relationship between the testicular vessels and the renal vein was specifically observed. RESULTS: The arching left testicular artery arose from the aorta below the LRV and made a loop around the LRV, which appeared to be mildly compressed between the arching artery and the psoas major muscle. CONCLUSION: Clinically, compression of the LRV between the abdominal aorta and the superior mesenteric artery occasionally induces LRV hypertension, resulting in varicocele, orthostatic proteinuria and hematuria. Considering that the incidence of a left arching testicular artery is higher than that of a right one, an arching left artery could be an additional cause of LRV hypertension.
Munekazu Naito; Hayato Terayama; Yoichi Nakamura; Shogo Hayashi; Takayoshi Miyaki; Masahiro Itoh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asian journal of andrology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1008-682X     ISO Abbreviation:  Asian J. Androl.     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-22     Completed Date:  2006-02-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100942132     Medline TA:  Asian J Androl     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  107-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anatomy, Tokyo Medical University, 6-1-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8402, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Arteries / abnormalities*
Constriction, Pathologic / complications
Hypertension / etiology
Renal Veins / pathology*
Testis / blood supply*

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