Case Report of International Journal of Case Reports
An accessory aberrant testicular artery branching from the inferior suprarenal artery: embryologic and genetic consideration
Maryna Kornieieva, Sayeh Nabati, Brooke Mower
1PhD, MD, Anatomy, Histology, and Embryology Department, American University of Caribbean School of Medicine, Sint Maarten;
24th year student of the American University of Caribbean School of Medicine, Sint Maarten.
During routine educational dissection of a cadaver (61-year-old, male, white descent), multiple aberrant right testicular artery and veins were discovered.
Detailed analysis of the abdominal vascular pattern showed that the accessory aberrant testicular artery branched off the right inferior suprarenal artery. It crossed the anterior pararenal space, gave several branches to the soft tissues of the posterior pararenal space, and descended towards the deep inguinal ring. The accessory aberrant testicular vein accompanied the aberrant artery and was drained by the right inferior suprarenal vein into the renal one. Two other testicular veins followed a typical course and opened into the inferior vena cava.
The anatomical variability reported in this paper requires attention of the related specialists, as it may significantly complicate surgical and minimally invasive procedures on the organs of the retroperitoneal space and inguinal region. Thorough preoperative investigation regarding the variability of the vascular pattern should be conducted in patients considered for intervention on the adrenal gland, kidney, or testis.
Keywords: testicular artery, testicular vein, inferior suprarenal artery, embryogenesis, molecular regulation of angiogenesis.
How to cite this article:
Maryna Kornieieva, Sayeh Nabati, Brooke Mower. An accessory aberrant testicular artery branching from the inferior suprarenal artery: embryologic and genetic consideration. International Journal of Case Reports, 2020 4:125. DOI: 10.28933/ijcr-2020-03-2005
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