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Vol 73, No 3 (2014)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2014-09-05
Submitted: 2013-11-13
Accepted: 2014-01-02
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Bilateral double testicular arteries: a case report and review of the literature. Potential embryological and surgical considerations

G. K. Paraskevas, K. Natsis, Z. Nitsa, B. Papaziogas, P. Kitsoulis
DOI: 10.5603/FM.2014.0057
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Folia Morphol 2014;73(3):383-388.

open access

Vol 73, No 3 (2014)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2014-09-05
Submitted: 2013-11-13
Accepted: 2014-01-02

Abstract

The aberrancies concerning the number, origin and course of the testicular arteries are found in an incidence of approximately 4.7–20% in the literature and are documented less frequently than the respective variations of the homonymous veins. In the current study, a very rare complex of testicular arteries’ variations isdescribed, in which the occurrence of bilateral double testicular arteries is recorded. Particularly, apart from the normal testicular arteries on each side, we observed an additional right testicular artery originated from the ipsilateral renal artery and an additional left testicular artery taking its origin from the abdominal aorta just above the renal artery’s origin site; the latter additional testicular artery arched above the left renal vein. Both, the bilateral double testicular arteries accompanied the testicular vein on each side as their satellite arteries. We discuss the potential embryological development of that complex of arterial variants, their likely clinical and surgical applications, as well as we proceed on a brief review of the relevant literature.

Abstract

The aberrancies concerning the number, origin and course of the testicular arteries are found in an incidence of approximately 4.7–20% in the literature and are documented less frequently than the respective variations of the homonymous veins. In the current study, a very rare complex of testicular arteries’ variations isdescribed, in which the occurrence of bilateral double testicular arteries is recorded. Particularly, apart from the normal testicular arteries on each side, we observed an additional right testicular artery originated from the ipsilateral renal artery and an additional left testicular artery taking its origin from the abdominal aorta just above the renal artery’s origin site; the latter additional testicular artery arched above the left renal vein. Both, the bilateral double testicular arteries accompanied the testicular vein on each side as their satellite arteries. We discuss the potential embryological development of that complex of arterial variants, their likely clinical and surgical applications, as well as we proceed on a brief review of the relevant literature.
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Keywords

duplication, embryological origin, significance, testicular artery, variation

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Title

Bilateral double testicular arteries: a case report and review of the literature. Potential embryological and surgical considerations

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 73, No 3 (2014)

Pages

383-388

Published online

2014-09-05

DOI

10.5603/FM.2014.0057

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2014;73(3):383-388.

Keywords

duplication
embryological origin
significance
testicular artery
variation

Authors

G. K. Paraskevas
K. Natsis
Z. Nitsa
B. Papaziogas
P. Kitsoulis

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