TY - JOUR A1 - , T1 - Uncommon drainage of the left testicular vein: a case report JO - Eur. J. Anat. SN - 1136-4890 Y1 - 2018 VL - 22 SP - 367 EP - 369 UR - http://www.eurjanat.com/web/paper.php?id=180045gd KW - gvo.vieira@gmail.com N2 - An uncommon drainage of the left testicular vein (LTV) was observed during a routine cadaver dissection, where a lateral division of the LTV was found to drain into an abdominal (anterior) tributary of the second lumbar vein. Adequate knowledge of the LTV anatomical variation presents clinical importance in renal transplantation, renal and testicular vein surgeries, testicular color Doppler imaging, testicular venography, and others retroperitoneal therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. Therefore, surgeons, especially those who work in the retroperitoneal space, must be aware of left testicular vein abnormalities, which may be encountered during surgery. ER -