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Testicular Artery
Cardiovascular System

Testicular Artery

Arteria testicularis

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The testicular artery (aka funicular artery) arises from the anterior surface of the abdominal aorta, just distal to the origin of the renal arteries.

From its origin, the testicular artery travels inferolaterally along the psoas major muscle, posterior to the peritoneum, to the pelvic inlet. It then travels through the deep inguinal ring, inguinal canal and superficial inguinal ring to reach the ipsilateral testis. Along its course, the testicular artery gives off ureteric and epididymal branches.

Overall, the testicular artery and its branches provide an arterial supply to the ipsilateral testis, epididymis, ductus deferens, and ureter

The ovarian arteries are the female equivalent of the testicular arteries, however, they do not travel as far inferiorly,

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The testicular artery coming down from above joins the spermatic cord just about where the cord enters the pelvis.

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