OnLine Journal of Biological Sciences

Abnormal Testicular Vascular Patterns amongst Three Trinidadians: (A Case Report)

A. Odekunle and E. O. Uche-Nwachi

DOI : 10.3844/ojbsci.2007.18.20

OnLine Journal of Biological Sciences

Volume 7, Issue 1

Pages 18-20


During our routine dissections to prepare teaching materials for our students we encountered three abnormal patterns of the testicular arteries in three Afro Trinidadian males. In the first case the right and left testicular arteries arose from accessory renal arteries. Their course to the testis remained unchanged. In the second case the left testicular artery arose from the left renal artery. The course of the artery also remained unchanged. In the third case an additional right testicular artery was identified arising from the ventral aspect of the abdominal aorta at the same level with the normal right testicular artery. This is the first set of abnormal patterns that have been encountered since the inception of the Anatomy department almost twenty years ago.


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