Appendix of epididymidis

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Appendix of the epididymis
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The right testis, exposed by laying open the tunica vaginalis (appendix of epididymis labeled at center right)
Details
Latin Appendix epididymidis
Precursor Wolffian duct
Identifiers
Gray's p.1242
Dorlands
/Elsevier
a_54/12147676
Anatomical terminology

The appendix of the epididymis (or pedunculated hydatid) is a small stalked appendage (sometimes duplicated) on the head of the epididymis. It is usually regarded as a detached efferent duct.

This structure is derived from the Wolffian duct (Mesonephric Duct) as opposed to the appendix testis which is derived from the Müllerian duct (Paramesonephric Duct) remnant.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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