Paroophoron

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Paroophoron
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Broad ligament of adult, showing epoöphoron. (From Farre, after Kobelt.) a, a. Epoöphoron formed from the upper part of the Wolffian body. b. Remains of the uppermost tubes sometimes forming appendices. c. Middle set of tubes. d. Some lower atrophied tubes. e. Atrophied remains of the Wolffian duct. f. The terminal bulb or hydatid. h. The uterine tube, originally the duct of Müller. i. Appendix attached to the extremity. l. The ovary.
Details
Latin Paroophoron
Precursor Mesonephric tubules
Identifiers
Gray's p.1255
Dorlands
/Elsevier
p_07/12615876
TA A09.1.06.001
FMA 18692
Anatomical terminology

The paroophoron (of Johnson) consists of a few scattered rudimentary tubules, best seen in the child, situated in the broad ligament between the epoöphoron and the uterus. Named for the Welsh anatomist David Johnson who originally described the structure at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

It is a remnant of the mesonephric tubules.[1]

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

  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. 

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