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International Journal of Morphology

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RUIZ FERNANDES, Juliana et al. Bilateral Duplication of Gonadal Veins: a Case Report. Int. J. Morphol. [online]. 2012, vol.30, n.4, pp.1487-1489. ISSN 0717-9502.

The duplication of gonadal vessels is mainly found on the left side, with less numbers of bilateral cases. The objective of this work is describing a case of bilateral duplication of gonadal veins, where two veins were draining to inferior vena cava, being that the closest vein of kidney medial margin had a thickness of 2.68mm and was distant 64.41 mm of the organ. The second vessel had a thickness of 1.43mm and was distant 73.76mm. Two veins follow to left renal vein, being that the first vessel had a thickness of 2.7mm and was distant 21.8mm of the kidney medial margin; the other had a thickness of 1.64mm and was distant 35.13mm of the organ. The presence of variations on the local of drainage of gonadal vessels has clinical importance for comprehension of origin of varicocele cases, as well as the recurrence of them after surgical procedures.

Keywords : Macroscopic anatomy; Dissection; Anatomical variation; Gonadal vessels; Varicocele.

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