mesonephric duct


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Related to mesonephric duct: urogenital sinus, Mesonephric tubule, mullerian duct

mesonephric duct

[¦me·zō¦nef·rik ′dəkt]
(embryology)
The efferent duct of the mesonephros. Also known as Wolffian duct.
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Determining the deep margin of normal glands may be difficult, because on occasion benign endocervical glands, nabothian cysts, and mesonephric duct remnants may be found deep in the stroma and extend to the outer third of the cervical wall.
We agree that the absence of the "inducting" function of the injured mesonephric duct on the Mullerian duct had been established as the origin of such anomalies.
Zinner syndrome: A unique triad of mesonephric duct abnormalities as an unusual cause of urinary symptoms in late adolescence.
Seminal vesicle cysts with unilateral renal agenesis and contralateral ureteral stenosis in a [beta]-thalassemic patient: an unknown association by incomplete development of the mesonephric duct.
In its confirmation, Noden [3,10,19] have pointed to the fact that atrophy of mesonephros, part of the mesonephric duct within mesonephros remains in connection with the testis and finally formed epididymis [3,10,19].
On each side of the embryo, a smaller paramesonephric (Mullerian) duct appears between the mesonephros and mesonephric duct.
Ectopic ureters are always associated with a duplicated system--two ureteral buds exit from the mesonephric duct, and one ends up positioned ectopically.
DISCUSSION: HWW syndrome is a type of mullerian duct anomalies (MDA) associated with mesonephric duct mal development.
In animal studies, homozygous PAX2-null mutant mice had no kidneys because the ureteric bud failed to branch from the mesonephric duct, (23) and heterozygous PAX2 mutant mice caused renal hypoplasia.
The embryologic genesis of multiple pelvises is best described by one ureteral bud arising at the 5th week of embryological life from the mesonephric duct.
The mesonephric duct differentiates into the appendix of the epididymis, paradidymis, vas deferens, ejaculatory duct, seminal vesicles and hemitrigone.