testicular vein

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Related to testicular vein: testicular artery, varicocele, ovarian vein
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Noun1.testicular vein - a vein from the testicles
vein, vena, venous blood vessel - a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"
ballock, bollock, testicle, testis, orchis, egg, ball, nut - one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; "she kicked him in the balls and got away"
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5) The left testicular vein enters the renal vein while the right testicular vein enters the inferior vena cava.
After its origin, it then coursed behind the left renal vein, passed between the left testicular vein and left ureter and at the lower pole of the left kidney, this bifid testicular artery joined to form a single testicular artery which thereafter presented a normal course.
The testicular vein has valves, which prevent retrograde back flow of venous blood.
Another anatomic correlate is that testicular varicoceles occur more commonly on the left side, likely because the left testicular vein drains via the left renal vein into the inferior vena cava (IVC), rather than directly into the IVC, as with the right testicular vein.
An incision into the varicose testicular vein was performed, and testicular serum samples were obtained.
In inferior margin received, as normal, the left testicular vein and two centimeters after (medial) this anastomosis, the left renal vein received an anastomotic afluent vein.