Müllerian duct

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Müllerian duct

[mi′ler·ē·ən ′dəkt]
(embryology)
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The fusion of paramesonephric ducts to form the uterus have been highlighted by different researchers; however, the exact time of its fusion during embryogenesis still remain a dispute in the absence of Anti-Mullerian hormones in females.
These abnormalities may result from agenesis or failed fusion of the paramesonephric ducts or from failed resorption of the uterine septum in utero.
The Mullerian ducts, also called the paramesonephric ducts, are derived from the mesoderm in embryos of both genders but only go on to develop the reproductive organs in females and degenerate in males.
Hymen is formed from the epithelial lining of paramesonephric ducts and urogenital sinus at vestibulo vaginal junction.
Nevertheless, cystic ovaries reported in mammalians, including guinea pigs, horses, swine, rabbits, cattle, and aged rats, have been interpreted as to have been derived from corpora lutea, ovarian follicles, ovarian surface epithelium, remnants of rete ovarii, or mesonephric and paramesonephric ducts [25-27].
Prostatic utricle cysts result from the regression of the Mullerian paramesonephric ducts or decreased androgenic stimulation of the urogenital sinus.
(1) Duplication of the uterus results from the lack of fusion of the paramesonephric ducts in a local area or throughout their normal line of fusion.
The paramesonephric ducts have regressed leaving only the mesonephric ducts that become connected with the testes via a few remaining tubules of the mesonephros.
An imperforate hymen results from failure of the caudal paramesonephric ducts to fuse with the urogenital sinus, leading to an obstruction located between the vagina and the vestibule, just cranial to the opening of the urethra [1, 2].
INTRODUCTION: Uterus developed from the fusion of bilateral Mullerian or Paramesonephric ducts. Any congenital anatomic abnormality of the uterus may have different clinical implications.
Hymen arises from the paramesonephric ducts and developmental aberrations of which may lead to a condition known as persistent hymen.
AMH causes degeneration of the paramesonephric ducts; the prostatic utricle is the remnant of these ducts in males.