RIGHT SUPERIOR TESTICULAR ARTERY ORIGINATING FROM A TRIFURCATING BRANCH OF RIGHT RENAL ARTERY AND ITS ASSOCIATED ANOMALIES - A CASE REPORT
Tom J. Nallikuzhy*, Phoebe Johnson, Rajasekhar S.S.S.N., Dharmaraj Wamanrao Tamgire, K. Aravindhan
Anatomical variations in the testicular vessels may be encountered during renal transplantation surgery. We report a case of a double testicular artery on the right side. One arising from the right renal artery (RRA) as the lateral most branch of a trifurcating vessel. The second testicular artery was originating from the abdominal aorta. Two testicular veins were observed on the right side, each draining into the right renal vein (RRV) on its superior and inferior aspects. The left testicular artery originated from the abdominal aorta and ascended to hook around the inferior division of duplicated left renal vein (LRV). To our knowledge, such a unique combination of duplicated testicular vessels on one side with a trifurcation from the RRA with the right suprarenal gland receiving blood supply from a trifurcating vessel as well as the superior testicular artery (STA) was not reported earlier.
Keywords: Arching testicular artery, Duplicated testicular artery, Duplicated testicular vein, Renal Vein, Suprarenal artery.
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