Year : 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 334-337

Tortuous abdominal aorta with right testicular vein terminating into right renal vein: A report from cadaveric dissection

Department of Anatomy, Padmashree, Dr D Y Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Dr D Y Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, India

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Manvikar P Rao
Department of Anatomy, Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Pimpri, Pune - 411 018, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-2870.114678

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During routine dissection, tortuous abdominal aorta along with tortuous common iliac arteries was noticed in a male cadaver of approximately sixty years of age. There was no dilatation or reduction in vessel wall thickness as is usually seen in aneurysms. Abnormal path of a vessel and more so tortuosity is said to be the result of localized atherosclerosis. Concurrently gonadal vein abnormality was also seen. Normally the right gonadal vein terminates into inferior vena cava, but in this case, it was seen terminating into right renal vein. Anomaly in gonadal vein termination can be explained on embryological basis. Tortuosity of abdominal aorta has bearing on procedures involving catheterization. Arterial manipulation with catheter in such cases needs to be discouraged as blocking of catheter lumen has been reported in angioplasty. Gonadal venous anomaly can be a key factor in successful ligation of vessels for treatment of varicocele. This case is reported with relevance to clinical implication during catheterization and probable indication for pre-procedural imaging study in suspected cases. An unusual association with venous anomaly is unique in this report.

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