Testicular artery originating from the inferior mesenteric artery: an alert for interventionalists – A case report

Gaia Messana, Ludovico Ambrosi, Lorenzo Paolo Moramarco, Nicola Cionfoli, Marcello Maestri, Pietro Quaretti

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Abstract

Testicular arteries usually arise from the abdominal aorta. During an elective embolization of superior rectal arteries for hemorrhoidal disease performed in a 52-year-old male patient, a previously unreported vascular variant was identified. On selective angiography, the inferior mesenteric artery split into left colic artery and left testicular artery, without any evidence of vascular supply to the hemorrhoidal cushions. Superior rectal arteries were embolized after catheterization of the median sacral artery. A thorough knowledge of vascular variations is essential for interventional radiologists in order to recognize them and avoid potential complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2710-2713
Number of pages4
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Volume16
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2021

Keywords

  • Embolization
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inferior mesenteric artery
  • Testicular artery
  • Variation
  • Vascular

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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