testicular artery


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tes·tic·u·lar ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, as the third pair of lateral visceral branches of the abdominal aorta; branches, ureteral, cremasteric, epididymal; distribution, testicle and parts designated by names of branches; anastomoses, branches of renal, inferior epigastric, deferential.

testicular artery

one of a pair of long, slender branches of the abdominal aorta, arising inferior to the renal arteries and supplying the testis.

tes·tic·u·lar ar·te·ry

(tes-tik'yū-lăr ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, aorta; branches, ureteral, cremasteric, epididymal; distribution, testicle and parts designated by names of branches; anastomoses, branches of renal, inferior epigastric, deferential.
Synonym(s): arteria testicularis [TA] .

testicular artery

In males, a long slender branch of the abdominal aorta arising below the renal artery; it supplies blood to the testes, epididymis, cremasteric muscles, and lower ureters.
Synonym: spermatic artery; internal spermatic artery; See: aorta (Branches of aorta)for illus.
See also: artery
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Variations of the testicular artery should be kept in mind to prevent acute hemorrhage resulting from their injury in renal hilar dissections and retroperitoneal surgical explorations.
An unusual origin and course of the testicular artery are worth reporting as it helps clinicians, vascular surgeons, and urologists and greatly contributes to the success of surgical invasive and radiological procedures in the renal hilar region and retroperitoneal region.
Incidence and postoperative outcomes of accidental ligation of the testicular artery during microsurgical varicocelectomy.
Testicular artery reaches the caudal extremity of the testis and becomes divided in cranial and caudal branches in 80% of the samples (Figure 1C), they will originate a variable number of cranial (1 to 6) and caudal branches (1 to 4) in 20% of the remaining samples (Figure 1D).
In the literature, BARONE (2003) reported that the right testicular artery could be originated from the renal artery in caprines.
There are no reports in the literature describing the level in which the lateral branch is originated from the medial testicular artery.
The right testicular artery originated from the inferior segmental branch of the right renal artery.
Abnormal course of left testicular artery in relation to an abnormal left renal vein: a case report Kathmandu University Medical Journal (2007), Vol 5, No 1, Issue 17, 108-109.
A retrocaval right testicular artery passing through a hiatus in a bifid right renal vein.
Machnicki and Grzybiak examined the variation of testicular artery in fetuses and adults.
Type 1: A single testicular artery arising from the aorta.
Type 2: A single testicular artery arising from the renal artery.