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Gartner's duct


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gartner's_duct
Updated: 2017-04-27T18:31Z
Gartner's duct
Details
PrecursorWolffian duct[1]
Identifiers
Latinductus longitudinalis epoophori
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Anatomical terminology
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Gartner's duct is a potential embryological remnant in human female development of the mesonephric duct in the development of the urinary and reproductive organs. It was discovered and described in 1822 by Hermann Treschow Gartner.

The paired mesonephric ducts in the male, in contrast, go on to form the paired epididymis, ductus deferens, ejaculatory duct and seminal vesicle.

In the female they may persist between the layer of the broad ligament of the uterus and in the wall of the vagina.

Clinical significance

These may give rise to Gartner's duct cysts.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ Netter, Frank H.; Cochard, Larry R. (2002). Netter's Atlas of human embryology. Teterboro, N.J: Icon Learning Systems. p. 173. ISBN 0-914168-99-1. 
  2. ^ Dwyer PL, Rosamilia A (August 2006). "Congenital urogenital anomalies that are associated with the persistence of Gartner's duct: a review". Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 195 (2): 354–9. PMID 16890546. doi:10.1016/j.ajog.2005.10.815. 

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