spermatic vein


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Related to spermatic vein: vena testicularis

right tes·tic·u·lar vein

[TA]
begins as the pampiniform plexus and ascends to joint the inferior vena cava.
Synonym(s): vena testicularis dextra [TA]

spermatic vein

An obsolete term that formerly dignified either the left or right testicular vein.

spermatic vein

In males, the veins that accompany the testicular artery and that drain the testis and epididymis. In the spermatic cord, the spermatic veins form the pampiniform plexus. After emerging from the deep inguinal ring, the spermatic veins merge into two veins, which continue to accompany the testicular artery. Eventually, the two spermatic veins merge into a single vein on each side, and the right spermatic vein empties into the inferior cava (below the renal vein), while the left spermatic vein empties into the left renal vein.
Synonym: testicular vein
See also: vein
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In some of these techniques, dilated internal and external spermatic veins are ligated at different regions of the spermatic cord.
In the surgical group, high position ligation of spermatic vein was performed and the composite medicines mentioned above were also administered after surgery.
In the escin group, according to the diameter of spermatic vein determined by color Doppler ultrasonography, 61 patients were detected with left-sided spermatic varicocele and 45 with both sides.
8-Hydroxy-2'deoxyguanosine in leukocyte DNA of spermatic vein as a biomarker of oxidative stress in patients with varicocele.
Increased nitric oxide also has been demonstrated in the spermatic veins of patients with varicocoele (72,73), which could be responsible for the spermatozoal dysfunction (74).
In the present experience, on the phlebography, internal spermatic vein was correctly visualized and there was no evidence of such anastomosis.