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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 70  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 173-175

A rare case of anomalous origin of bilateral testicular arteries: An anatomical and developmental overview

Department of Anatomy, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Saroj Kaler Jhajhria
Department of Anatomy, AIIMS, New Delhi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JASI.JASI_140_19

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An extensive knowledge of the origin and course of testicular arteries (TAs) is indispensable during various surgical procedures such as renal transplant, intra-abdominal surgeries, and even in orthopedic surgeries such as spine surgery. With the advent of new intra-abdominal therapeutic and diagnostic techniques, the anatomy of TAs has assumed much more significance. Although the variations of the testicular vein are well documented, the variations of the TA are not so frequent in incidence. We report a rare case of bilateral aberrant origin of the TA from polar renal arteries. Though anomalies of the polar arteries supplying the kidney are common, bilateral origin of TAs from them is a rare presentation. We also discuss its developmental basis. Such anomalies if left unnoticed will lead to serious intraoperative complications during procedures on retroperitoneal organs. Any damage to the TAs will compromise the function of the gonads.

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