Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 6; Issue 4.1 (October 2018)

Page No.: 5747-5750

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2018.332


Amita Sarkar *1, Puloma Chakraborty 2.

*1 Assistant Professor, Department Of Anatomy, K.P.C. Medical College and Hospital  1F, Raja S. C. Mullick  Road, Jadavpur, Kolkata, India. – 700032

2 Demonstrator, Department Of Anatomy, K.P.C. Medical College and Hospital, 1F, Raja S. C. Mullick Road, Jadavpur, Kolkata, India.

Address for correspondence: Dr. Amita Sarkar,  Department Of Anatomy, K.P.C. Medical College and Hospital, 1F, Raja S.C. Mullick Road, Jadavpur, Kolkata – 700032, India. Contact no: 9088383680 E-Mail: amita_sarkar@yahoo.com, dramitasarkar3@gmail.com


Background: A sound knowledge of variations of blood vessels is required during operative, diagnostic and endovascular procedures in the abdomen and pelvis. The anatomy of the gonadal vessels has assumed more importance with development of   newer intra-abdominal operative and laparoscopic techniques.  The main aim of this study is to highlight incidence of variable origin of gonadal artery and its clinical significance.

Materials and Methods: Dissection of posterior abdominal wall was done in 30 cadavers in the department of Anatomy, K.P.C. Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata to observe the origin and course of gonadal arteries.

Results: Variation was found in two cases (6.67%). Both of the cases were in male (8.33%) and on the left side.

Conclusion: Various morphological anomalies of gonadal arteries are reported. The possible embryological basis for this variation as well as its clinical significance, are discussed. The knowledge of this variation will help the radiologists and surgeons in avoiding clinical complications during uroradiologic interventions and surgical procedures such as renal and gonadal surgeries.

KEY WORDS:  Gonadal artery, Testicular artery, Ovarian artery, Accessory renal artery.


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Cite this article: Amita Sarkar, Puloma Chakraborty. VARIATIONS IN THE ORIGIN OF GONADAL ARTERY AND ITS CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE. Int J Anat Res 2018;6(4.1):5747-5750. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2018.332