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, 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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Intense color Doppler signal is detected in these two areas, as they correspond respectively to the pampiniform plexus and the testicular vein.
(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.
Considering the predominance of the left side varicocele and the unique anatomy of the left testicular vein (LTV), many theories were postulated to explain the aetiology of varicocele: incompetence of the venous valve system [5], hydrostatic pressure difference between the longer LTV [6], nutcracker effect [7, 8], and increased arterial blood flow to the testis at puberty that exceeds the venous capacity resulting in venous dilatation [9,10].
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.
It also gave testicular artery while crossing IVC and was crossed anteriorly by testicular vein (Fig.
Magnetic resonance imaging of the abdomen and pelvis demonstrated dilated, thick-walled, thrombosed testicular vein with increased intraluminal signaling in the right spermatic cord in axial T1A-weighted fat-suppressed images, with normal other organ findings (Fig.