Anomalous Gonadal Arteries in Relation to the Renal Vein: A Preliminary Study in Nigerians

  • S. S. Adebisi Department of Human Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  • S. P. Singh Department of Human Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
Keywords: Gonadal artery, anomalous course, surgical anatomy

Abstract



This is a preliminary report of anomalous gonadal arteries in 82 Nigerian cadavers in which the gonadal arteries arched over the renal vein. There were 68 males and 14 females cadavers. Anomalous cases were observed in 34 (52%) of testicular arteries and none in ovarian arteries on the right side; 37 (64%) of testicular arteries and 3 (27%) of ovarian arteries on the left side. Partial occlusion or compression of the renal vein due to the arching gonadal arteries could result in varicocele and hypertension. The knowledge of such anomalous is useful in surgery and human anatomy

(Nig J Surg Res 2000; 2:148-151)

KEY WORDS:

Gonadal artery, anomalous course, surgical anatomy
Published
2004-05-12
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 1595-1103