Bilateral duplication of testicular veins: A case report

B. Prakash Babu, Lydia S. Andrade

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The right testicular vein drains into inferior vena cava and left testicular vein drains into the left renal vein. Testicular veins show several variations in number, course and termination. Testicular veins were studied in 40 adult cadavers. Two anatomical aspects were considered: Number of testicular veins and their site of termination. In the present study duplication of testicular veins were observed on both right and left sides. Two testicular veins occurred and their termination was normal into Inferior venacava on right side and on left side to left renal vein. The presence of such variations can increase risk of occurrence of varicocele and infertility in patients. Variations of the testicular veins are due to alterations in the embryological origin of the veins. The knowledge of anatomic variations of testicular veins will help surgeons and radiologists to avoid potential complications during surgical procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-91
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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